Part One: Move Into The Stillness Behind The Question
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The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
~ Albert Einstein
What is it about us humans? What is it about us that no matter how many years we have under our belts, no matter how many classes we’ve taken or degrees and honors we’ve garnered, what causes us to get so completely caught up in the question of “HOW?”
Perhaps HOW is just the adult cousin to the precocious three year old that is perpetually asking, “Why?” The three year old who, when you answer that question as best as you can, will stump you again and again with, “But… WHY?”
HOW do I learn to meditate? HOW do I find my purpose in life? HOW should I pray? HOW can I find the time to be still when my life is so busy?
How is almost a single minded addiction of its own. You can get so caught up in asking, “HOW?” that the answer – most likely right in front of you! – will never be seen.
So HOW do we cure the addiction to HOW? It’s surprisingly simple. We redirect our attention. We must become less interested in the scrambling energy of the question and become more interested in the stillness between our words.
When we take our HOW into prayer, meditation or contemplation we offer ourselves the luxury of slowing down that “fix it!” aspect of the brain that exists solely to create and solve problems.
In the stillness, have compassion and respect your question for it has the power to transform your life!
In this moment I am still. I allow God to breathe me as the answered prayer. And so it is. Amen.