There are so many questions in life that needs to be answered and so many “why’s?” and “what if’s?”. But, we often disregard those questions all because we feared questioning or we feared the answers themselves.
I don’t like to ask “Why?”. It’s something I got from school. Asking somehow makes someone look dumb. Asking, means you did not make your homework. I know, I know we don’t all think that “asking” is dumb. In fact my mom always reminds me that “If you question a lot of things, you get many answers. Maraming tanong, Maraming alam“. But, you see during those times I couldn’t get the drift. I learned to just sit still and listen to the teacher drone on and on about History, Science, Math, Religion, you name all the subjects.
But, of course there is a point in your life where you get to undo those habits. And that habit of just sitting back and not to question about anything that involves life are one of those habits.
All questions have their own answers. And no one question are unanswered. “But those answers are not constant”, Einstein would say to you. Just like “humans”, Answers have a tendency to change as we go along.
And so, if you have a question always “ASK” and never dismiss it like I used to do. Ask. Ask. Ask like a kid. The answers may not come right away. The answers might come to different forms, like a book you are reading, a line from the movie you just watched, a friend you bumped into, a billboard sign, and even from nature itself.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.” – Rainer Maria Rilke.
Wait. Live your questions. Then ask. Be open to the changes that the answers would bring forth. Answers to our questions will come. It won’t always come from one person, because no one person has all the answers.
Remember: The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask.
Ask and it shall be given, Seek and you shall find, Knock and it shall be opened.
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