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Summary. Many of life’s most valuable feelings, experiences, and treasures can’t be seen, measured, or studied using purely scientific methods.

Like a cloaking device from Star Trek, their invisible nature is a barrier that prevents access for many people who abide by the philosophy that seeing is believing.

Although money, status, fame, success, power, and material possessions can make people feel good for a time, the feelings themselves aren’t measurable or visible.

Below is a story from the teachings of The Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson (pictured here). This story is reprinted here courtesy of Chabad Rabbis Avremel and Chaya Blesofsky who are based in Iowa City and offer a weekly newsletter.

Everywhere in the world, parents play peek-a-boo with their children.

It is a major discovery of life, a cornerstone in human development: To realize that something is there even when you cannot see it, that the world is not defined by your subjective perception, that there is something that absolutely is–whether you know of it or not.

All our life, all of the world, is  G-d playing with us that same game. He peeks with a miracle and then hides behind nature.

Eventually, we look behind nature to find Him there.