“He who has a why to live for, can bear almost any how.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
If I had to think of something that has really moved me forward in my spiritual life; it has been to practice living in a childlike wonder about everything, and to question myself regularly.
Children express the wonder of life so easily, and question everything throughout their journey. When I was shopping yesterday, there was a three-year-old walking with her Mum and was chanting, “Why?” “Why?” “Why?”
A brilliant question I thought. But unfortunately, as we grow up, we start to believe we know, or we don’t need to understand a situation from another perspective, or we have just accepted, that this is our ‘lot’ in life.
If this is what we believe, then we are not living life through a beginners mind and we are not open to exploring or experiencing the immense abundance waiting for us.
‘Why am I doing this?” “Why do I feel responsible?” “Why am I always sick?” “Why am I still repeating old patterns or being with people who I know do not grow or expand me?”
Question every decision you make. Because you are the only one who can change the experience you are having.
Life is too short not to ask “Why?”
“He explained to me with great insistence that every question possessed a power that did not lie in the answer.”
― Elie Wiesel