While asking questions, it is easy to get lost in the expectation that someone needs to approach us in just the right way. As time passes we might end up on our deathbed; having spent a lifetime missing out on the joy that is here right now.
We could get lost in the way we think things should be done.
We could get lost expecting too much of the other.
We could get lost expecting too much of ourselves.
We can get lost expecting too much of life; when in reality, it is we who deny ourselves what life has to offer.
We give attention to the things we don’t want instead of to what we do want…focusing on the lack. It is time to change.
Perhaps I am asking the wrong questions, but maybe I”m not.
“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”
“The man who has many answers
is often found
in the theaters of information
where he offers, graciously,
his deep findings.
While the man who has only questions,
to comfort himself, makes music.”
“We are exploring together. We are cultivating a garden together, backs to the sun. The question is a hoe in our hands and we are digging beneath the hard and crusty surface to the rich humus of our lives.”
-Parker J. Palmer-
“Simply be a person who accepts these mysterious questions…and who has in their soul a deep respect for the mystery which envelops them.”