Loving the questions....
I was talking with a friend yesterday...our conversation wove into the theme of love and slowly descended towards loss. We traveled down the road of heartache and refocused to present day. She shared her heartbreak and how she had been struggling with this issue for the past several years. She assured me that she would feel better once she could answer the "why" of the situation. A quote from Carolyn Myss popped into my mind as we were talking and then it fumbled out of my lips, "What if the mystery is the answer and you need to give up needing to know why things have happened as they have?" She stared at me, looking through me; searching for some resolve towards this statement. "Well, I guess I never thought of things in this manner before. I never thought of loving the mystery of these unanswered questions?"
I was thinking this morning about the framework of a question. I was hoping to Google who asked the first question, and how did they await the reply? Were they perched with anxiety and despair, or did they seek to live the journey of the unknown; trusting that the universe is benevolent? We sometimes throw our questions to the wind and patiently wait for a reply. If we don't receive one, we can cease the process of living. We freeze ourselves in time and root into the Earth, awaiting a Spring that may never come in the manner that we had hoped for.
I have lots of unanswered questions in my life...some days I ponder them more than others, but through experience I have found that if I can love the mystery as much as the question then I continue on my path. I come back to the present moment with breath and chose life...Life is happening right NOW....life doesn't stare over its shoulder and wonder why, it simply and gracefully moves forward with ease and support. As Paulo Coelho so gorgeously stated in the Alchemist, "The entire universe is conspiring for your highest good."
As this year comes to a close, maybe there is a question that you can let go of so that life can more frequently express itself through you....or just maybe this is a year when the answer appears...when your path crosses with a stranger that you wouldn't have met had this experience not happened, when you finally get to the business of living abundantly, when you cease looking over your shoulder in regret, or when you realize that the mystery is just as beautiful as the question.
May you Sweetly Seek:)