The big question, “Why?”
How often do you here “Why O why?”
Then it goes on from the traumas of every day to the obvious: ‘O my God why am I here?’ Or ‘OMG’ to anything it seems whether believing in a god or not!
When we are young these questions rarely arise, but if they do then we have to ask ourselves why am I at school, why am I learning this which maybe I am not the least bit interested in? That is if we are lucky enough to attend a school, but let’s not forget that interest ensures memorising!
I was not a good student, still not good at learning but I am told a better teacher. You know what they say, if you want to learn then teach! Despite my reputation I have never stopped learning, but knowledge for its own sake does not appeal to me. I write what appeals to me, what I know and what I find out or am inspired to give.
To me what is more important than pure knowledge is wisdom which cannot be taught so don’t ask me to teach you. Like Galileo I can only help you to find it within yourself! For me it is a bit like a famous painting that adorned the walls of my Grandparents home called ‘The Gleaners’.
Not surprising for a family with mottoes like: ‘Waste not, want not’ and ‘Look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves.’ Which I guess like most we employ the same when considering our household budgets in this day and age.
You see, to me it’s after others have been and gathered in the harvest and taken most with their huge machines and left the cast away kernels of truth behind that I, like the gleaners, search with my simple sickle to pick up those few fragments to feed my mind.
In amongst the stuff that comes my way from a multitude of sources, and sometimes already reaped fields, are the fruits that feed my waiting consciousness ready to pass on to others.
If you were to ask or question me about something that I’ve written I would, like the huge machine, have cast it away and left it to you to glean what you may from what I have left on the written page and for those who see more than some among you, you may even find the secrets hidden under the chaff between the words.
In fact when someone comments on one of my posts unless it is immediate and still circling in the corridors of current consciousness, the consciousness of the moment, I would have to read it again before answering!
Well, as Einstein once remarked: ‘I leave my mind free for empirical thought’. In fact I believe that, no disrespect to the great man, we both have had the aptitude to tune in to the telecast that is available to us all.
The same connection that the race of man decided to ignore, refuse and in fact to prosecute and to kill for the presumption.
So why are you where you are? In short: because you are meant to be there. The trick is first of all to believe and then to accept that rather than have to attend college and study for a lifetime, though there is nothing against that and most of us find it necessary, you have within you a certain level of consciousness that can only be described as inherent wisdom.
The difference is that it is your wisdom that was given to you to live your life in a certain way, with a certain family, at certain moments in linear time. My advice to you is to accept that fact: Look for it and use it to the best of your ability to live your life in as healthy and happily a way as you possibly can.
Along the way I also recommend that you inculcate, adopt and practice the simple virtues that will lead you to your wisdom, virtues of good character, simplicity, patience and most of all compassion, for all your fellow friends, family and sufferers that you may meet of whatever colour or faith along your way, remembering that forgiveness is a beginning not an end.
Only when you know yourself and realise who and what you are will you be able to answer the eternal question why? In all its forms, faces and couched in all the disparate phrases that may be thrown at you in a rich and fulfilling life. Know yourself!
Why? (For the last time) Because the only commandment left off the list is the Divine wish, through every challenge, is to find happiness.
With Love, David