The whole world wants to have answers. We get rewarded for having the answer. We get to be right, be smart, or feel important. And there we stay or accumulate more answers.
This is a knowledge filled world, so it demands answers. The value is in the answer. You get money or you get prestige. Of course, most new inventions require an openness to see possibilities, but inventions are built on previous knowledge. I am speaking here of the psychology of our minds, and what happens in the mind that is looking only for answers.
In the psychological, questions create openness, not money, and it is only an open mind that can experience life wholly and completely. We do not realize that death lives in answers, and that life lives in questions. You die in the answer because there are no more questions. Questions create a space to discover something new.
The answer is always in the question, and the next question is always in the answer. Actually we do not have a true answer unless there is another question included in an answer. To find the new question in the answer, is to have a complete life experience-the experience of life and death in one movement. To have an answer without seeing the ensuing question is to live in darkness, just in the death part of life. If you can question your answer to anything, not making the answer right or wrong, but taking the answer and find the new question in it, life will be continually new.
For example, if you are feeling down, and you say, "I'm depressed," that is the first step in healing your depression.
You have spoken the truth of it. Then out of that truth spoken, you need to discover the question which might be "what is causing my depression?" From the ensuing answer you will find the next question. If at any time, you come up with an answer without an ensuing question, you are likely to slip back into depression, back into the death of answers.
Generally, people find it difficult to live in this manner, for it is against all that we have learned and been taught. Krishnamurti talked about living in the unknown, and more recently, Eckhart Tolle spoke about the new, but you cannot have the unknown or the new without the death of the old. It is impossible. Two things cannot occupy the same space at the same time. One dies; then the other is born. Death and birth are the cycle of life.
You can experience the new when you are able to find the question in the statements you make on a day to day basis. It is not difficult, but it does require actually doing it as you walk along in your life. This manner of living will take you away from the trap of worry, stress, and all the other problems we humans have brought upon ourselves. You will no longer seek answers from outside yourself. They are there for you-there to be discovered inside the question/ answer/question/answer.
The age-old advice of know thyself or look within is the action of asking questions of yourself. And the place you find to question yourself is in your own answers, otherwise known as your beliefs.
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