There is more to the meaning of life than working, paying bills and waiting until we die. Certainly, family, friends and love are a fundamental aspects of a fulfilled life but I am confident there is more than meets the eye, to the reality around us, and thus I’m passionate about understanding reality and truth in a deeper way. Throughout my life I’ve read countless books, had thousands of hours of inspiring conversations, attended hundreds of seminars presented by brilliant and enlightening people but nothing has compared to the transformative effects of writing a public, spiritually related, blog and could be for you too.
While a spiritual paradigm is unique to each person, family and culture, the deeper questions such as “What is the meaning of life?”, “Where did we come from?”, “Where are we going?” and others have been debated and pondered since the dawn of mankind and will likely continue as long as there is someone to ask the simple question of why. These fundamental questions have inspired thousands of religions, philosophies and spiritual traditions that only highlights the psychological impact these questions have on us if they are left unanswered.
With so many different answers to the same questions, it is challenging to sort out what has foundations of truth and what is snake oil. Over the years, it has become apparent that the only way to learn what I sought, and still seek, to understand is to do so directly. Perhaps it is arrogant to presume it is possible but just as a mountain climber might say the reason he climbs a mountain is because it is there, and he/she can, I in turn feel the same way about exploring these questions. I do so because they are there, and one of the best parts of being human is that we have a unique ability to ask why.
For as long as I can recall I’ve been passionate about asking questions and would rather have a thousand unanswered questions than one wrong answer. While I never impose my views on anyone, this aspect of my personality does not always make people comfortable. Nevertheless, this is acceptable to me since only when we are uncomfortable do we begin to lift the veil of our delusions. All too often along my path I’ve discovered that everyone wants to give me their answers, and while often well meaning, is simply not what I am seeking.
With all of the books I’ve read, people I’ve talked to, shows I’ve watched, seminars I’ve attended and more it was clear that I learned to articulate esoteric concepts fluidly, and efficiently, but in reality these had been little more than philosophical platitudes. Surprisingly, with all of the ways I’ve explored these questions it was not until I started a public blog did I get some answers.
It was not any special realization that inspired me to write a blog, but I thought it couldn’t hurt to try and see what happened. Over time, I was able to move past the platitudes that previously limited my perspective and at this point it started to transform and deepen many of my thoughts and questions. It became apparent to me that all this time I was seeking answers when what I needed to find was better questions or in other words only asking questions that supported what I wanted to believe. It took time and persistence, but things began to evolve even more and deeper questions started to form that manifested insights that had been beyond my grasp beforehand and all of this due to a simple blog.
Welcome insights from various readers enriched the nature and tone of my thoughts and questions to the point that it started to change my personal paradigm in a permanent way. One transformative key was to read previously written entries and all too often I cringed at what I had thought had been an enormous insight the day or two before.
Writing has not simply been a means to express my thoughts, but most importantly a tool that has helped me to unlock my mind and free my thoughts. While I still have much further to go it has, without question, been nothing less than a catalyst for a huge paradigm shift and thus I have learned to love and appreciate it more every day. Blogging differed from other forms of writing since I felt accountable to my audience to share what could be complex ideas in a digestible way, and in-turn understood them better myself. Unexpectedly, it also turned into a way to connect with like-minded people that I would not have been able to do in any other way and certainly not in such a meaningful way. Blogging changed my life and depending upon the questions you seek it may have a positive impact upon you as well.