why oh why oh why?

windblown-leafWe can get hooked on needing to know why. It’s a part of the mind’s final stand, and thought just doesn’t want to let it go.

“But why,” we ask, “does awareness allow itself to be veiled?”

The mind wants to know, and can get lost in creating scenarios, such as “awareness wanted an other to experience love.”

It’s a nice story. If this satisfies something for you, that’s fine, too. It soothed something in me for decades.

“Why” questions have no answers, and engaging with these questions re-activates our already overactive minds. Allow the very thought of “why” to be the reminder to relax. Be happy feeling the “why”–no need to reject it. Allow the wind to sail it away.

© Amrita Skye Blaine, 2014
photo credit

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Filed under Daily reminders, Musings, Non-duality, stories

4 responses to “why oh why oh why?

  1. Julie VuEriksson

    Hi Amrita,

    Thank you so much for sharing this:) it was a great retreat and I am so appreciated to see that our beautiful world has so much to offer right NOW. We tend to be so busy about planning or making better in the future and constantly worrying about the repeated mistakes in the past…where living in the Now is truly the answer to all our heartaches, questions and dilemma. I hope to see everyone again in another retreat:) In the meantime let’s not forget to Rupertize throughout the day:)

    Namaste,
    Jules

  2. Rabi's Neeno

    Great reminder! Thank you. Sometimes some answer comes to fill in a gap before you have even noticed the question and it’s easy to keep a stream of conceptualized ‘reasons’. Love, Rabi’a

  3. I’ll consider it . . . try it . . .

  4. PS: what about “how”?
    (my overactive mind is asking “how did she take that so-cool photo “)!

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