It is not the answer
Deep insight can result from
simply asking a difficult-to-resolve question --
whether the question is
ever satisfactorily "answered"
The author's intriguing premise is
that the very process
teach us openness, wonder,
and the ability to live
in the present.
Ten Things List coming up! Ten unanswered questions in my life right now:
Shall I Do I want toWhat might I feel if I don't send Christmas gifts to my family this year?
- Are my jeans fitting tighter the past two weeks? (The answer to this one is easy... yes, darn it.
- Am I cheating, nibbling too much, justifying larger portions than I really need, eating between meals? (The answer to this one is also easy... yes, darn it.)
- What will I do about #2 and #3 above?
- Why do I feel so lonely and blue? What am I hiding from myself?
- I feel so much pressure all the time because of my self-imposed, exhausting to-do list. Why do I procrastinate rather than prioritize and do the stuff on the list?
- When will I make a written to-do list rather than try to keep it all straight in my head?
- When will I just say "no" to myself or others when I or they want me to do one more thing?
- What 10 things am I most grateful for right now?
- When will I get serious about walking and arm exercises... action rather than reaction!?
Well, that's pretty illuminating? Openness? Wonder? Not yet... more like beating myself on the head with a big rock. OK, guess I need the book. Obviously, there's a germ of truth about open questions and enlightenment. Yup, I can see that. Action seems to be the key!