'Why?' Questions

The most asked questions are ‘why?’questions, questions searching for an answer. Thinking about the most asked question ‘why?’, I see that they have a direct impact and ultimately they don’t have real power.

The issue is not whether questions can be answered or not. That there is an explanation for things, that there is a cause for things is one of the most cherished beliefs. ’Why?’ questions are searching the answer within our own preferred belief system, with our limited view of an already expected explanation.

The issue is sooner the cause itself. We ask ‘why?’ until we find out that there is a logical explanation within our own preferred belief system. Then we stop the question, apparently satisfied with what we have discovered. Imagine that we broaden our limited vision, broaden the box. If we start thinking out side the box, maybe then we hear the next question, ‘what is the cause of this cause?’. After that question maybe we hear yet again the next question, ‘what is the cause of the cause of this cause?’ etc., etc., there is no end.

Nothing wrong with this paradigm. In science it has let to all the discoveries. But do why questions really make a difference on the ontological level? On the human being level? Are we getting happier by asking why questions? Do we experience more fulfillment in our why questions?

In my experience, ‘why?’ questions are only powerful within a limited domain. And within a limited domain, the problem with accepting the answer of a ‘why?’ question as truth is, when it’s based on an arbitrarily accepted cause. You see, who's defining truth in the first place? Truth is an experience, not an absolute. Back in the days people thought that ships who disappeared at the horizon, felled of the earth. Therefore, thinking that the earth was flat was an arbitrarily accepted cause. Nowadays if the people around a person who is depressed knows, than any suicide of that person can be accepted faster when no one did not see it coming. Depression is therefore an arbitrarily accepted cause. But we know now from research that suicide often happens impulsively.
So the arbitrarily accepted cause is often based on a false cause, an assumption. If you look at Self, then ‘why?’ questions don't make any difference. Eventually is Self  the cause, Self  is the source. It is because it is, because that is what it is. Self is the creator, we human beings are meaning creating machines.

‘Why?’ questions asked in a limited domain are eventually inadequate or even disappointing. They don’t go to the heart of the matter. Ultimately there is no reason. Things are what they are, or this is what there is, things are just what’s so.

We, the meaning creating machines, having difficulties in being with what's so. Because we want to give meaning to everything. If you think you being lived by your life, you're not free. But if you realize that you are the source of your thoughts, than you are free. Not free from all of your (negative) thoughts. But being free that you have the possibility to choose freely what you think, knowing that it is you who's creating it, and therefore being able to transform it. In any circumstance. 

We create meaning, not life. Life is empty and meaningless

If you want to choose freely, than let go of your why question. Accept what is and be free!

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Joeban Machiel - Life Enthusiast. Possibilizer. Coach.

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