A Wise Answer Comes From a Better Question
Why do you ask me those questions, if you are not prepared to accept the answers, or the reasoning behind them? On one hand, most are looking for the easy answer, and on the other hand it canít be accepted because it is too simple.
More often our questions are poised not so much to obtain the answer, but for an opportunity to express an opinion or have oneís opinion validated.
Spirituality is what we are, "spirit of reality." Lifeís answers are simple and must be discovered.
After a statement I made to a women about a man choosing to be sick, a lady started in on me. Do you think my friend asked for terminal cancer? I said, that at some level of consciousness, that I believed he did, yes. She asked, I gave her my opinion, but the answer was too simple and left the door open for lots of other questions. There was no way she wanted to her my answer, she was looking to have her retort sustained. I was prepared to give her answers, had she been prepared to hear me.
Wise men know that you can not give simple answers, and that is why they often answer your question with another question, because you will most likely be prepared to accept your own answer. People of wisdom guide others until they find the answer that they can believe, for themselves.
In the age of quick fixes and low quality answers, there are few seekers that are willing to even except the truth when they hear it. They do not know that the truth can not be heard, but felt. When you hear your truth, you feel it physically. No one can tell you your truth and always, simple truths have the most meaning. The answer that we cherish the most, is the discovered answer. A wise man will not feed fish to a starving man, but seek to teach him how to fish. He will teach him to be independent of him.
Do not ask a wise man a question, unless you are prepared to discover the answer.
Lucky you, if you ever find a truly wise man that does not answer you question. It takes an even wiser listener to discover the answer.
Roy is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. An international published author, a student of NLP, spiritual philosopher, New Age Light Worker, Teacher and Phenomenologist. Roy's books and articles are thought provoking, and designed to empower your imagination.Review Roy's new book at: http://www.yourlifewasnevermeanttobeastruggle.com