Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Yes, question everything. Rilke the poet wrote, "Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the question themselves. Do not now seek the answers which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer." Thus to question is to be alive.
Do not fret about the answers but enjoy the journey of discovery. Questions about life, love, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are meaningful questions. By asking the questions we become more alert, aware, and alive. The answers are constantly changing. Once upon a time we thought the earth was flat. That in and of itself is so hard to imagine in today's rapid world of knowledge andtechnology but it is true. Even though the ancient Egyptians had diagrams of the earth being round, the undereducated folks still thought the Earth to be flat when Christopher Columbus set sail for India. His believed measurements of the earth were so small, that if he had not discovered the Americas in between his journey,he and his crew would have starved. Question, explore, discover and enjoy living into whatever answers may come your way. If no answers come, the risk of taking the journey is well worth the effort because the experiences along the way make the possibilities meaningful.