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How Do You Live The Questions?

I don’t know about you but the saying “The more you learn the less you know” feels pretty accurate. The more I learn the more I feel like things are a mystery to me. But, this doesn’t mean I feel less happy or secure.

As I learn to love the mystery of life I feel it is less necessary to come up with answers and more necessary to live the questions. The more I don’t need answers, the more my life becomes rich and beautiful and the more my gratitude for life increases.

It can be easy to think that if we have the answers then our life will change dramatically. We know this is not true though. We know that we have gotten all sorts of answers and still never seen changes in areas of our lives. So, it can’t just be about the answers, right?

Part of what makes life enjoyable and inspirational is being willing to be in the wonder of it all -the uncertainty—the fact that we will never be able to know for certain why things are the way they are.

Why do we make certain choices and not others? Why, just when we think we have it figured out, does the game yet again?

Somewhere along the line we pick up the false belief that things are supposed to be predictable and controllable and so we start to believe that. Then when things are not we feel frustrated, cheated, overwhelmed and even angry.

What if instead we adopted the belief that things are supposed to be just as they are –when they are good they are good when they are not they are not. What if we didn’t try to figure it out but instead tried to experience it? What would our lives be like then?

by Dr. Kate Siner

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