Questioning Life

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“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

25 thoughts on “Questioning Life

  1. Yes and I truly agree with your inspiring words, Karen. Hope we could be like children and everything would be in awe and we too would be questioning ourselves ‘why’ and ‘why’ for every little things. Nice post.

  2. My favorite word as a child was “Why?” I was not encouraged to keep asking why. Today however, I do ask why a lot as I attempt to figure out the basis of what is truly happening, and not the illusion of what is happening. Great post, Karen! Thank you!! 💞

    1. Beautifully said Amy! Life is full of questions and sometimes just asking ourselves ‘why’ is all it takes to move into the right direction. Thank you 💕💚

  3. Your posts are so piercing, Karen. They are always zooming in on the questions I need to be asking (or in this case THE question), before I even realize I need to be asking it. 😊 Thank you…😘

  4. Karen, I’m not overly fond of Nietzsche, but wholeheartedly agree with that quote. And I do too with your closing one.
    Although I am considered to be a positive ‘Luftikus’ I often have the impression to be one to always ask one too many question. I’m sure glad to read here to find myself and my asking approved by you and this post 😉
    Thanks a lot for all your work you do. Wishing you blessings, for every day.

  5. A child will take apart a new toy rather than just play with it because he wants to know how it works. That child is in the fullness of life. For life is about seeking answers. One day we will have the answer to all our questions. And will find that only the childlike questions will have had the answers we truly sought.
    -Alamn

    1. Mmm ….maybe you could consider a little de-programming David? “Do or die” doesn’t sound like it allows for much dancing or laughing! Ha 💃🏼🎈😎😀

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