Sunday, 29 March 2009
There Is No Why.
It is nearly impossible to let go of "why". For someone caught up in the story, why is the most important question of all. The wisdom of David Hasselhoff: "Don't take life too seriously." Go with the flow, some others expound, let go, accept, be. Be here now, in fact. These are hints and tips for the happy lifemaker; they make separation seem more bearable. But it doesn't matter in the slightest whether you seem to be letting go or not. Letting go might happen; what might also happen is that it is seen that there is no one to let go, and nothing to let go of. For the individual, why that person does anything is often a source of great angst. Why are we here? What is our purpose? Why do we suffer? Why do some suffer less than others? Why don't I have a better life? Why do those people have such a terrible, war-torn existence? Why am I spared such terrible circumstances? These questions only come up if there is someone things are happening to. Death of the separate person is not the death of compassion. There is nothing but compassion, or unconditional love; and this love is everything, and allows everything. The compassion is for all, not just apparent victims of injustice. The answer to "why" is: because. Life is, and that is why it is; it simply is. This cannot be known. But it can be.