The Answer that Surprises (but it shouldn't)
Hello to anyone board enough to read this, My name is Andy a new discoverer of this site and a grateful being for the nice range of recommendations on offer.
I have some words I wish to write and if others wish to read them all the better, its about mans (woman’s) search for answers, for truth. It appears to my limited perspective that nearly everyone alive now is trying to find something, anything, from celebrity endorsed lifestyles to “perfections” in careers or marriages all the way to what we call ultimate truth, and everything else in-between.
It seems at a vital point in more and more peoples lives comes the Big Questions. The realizing that, wealth, sex, drugs, work and the hundreds of other distractive means loose their appeal, either through personal tragedy or a very natural curiosity of why? This realization is happening for millions of people and the term “money doesn’t buy happiness” is as common as “smoking kills” (But yet many many people still smoke cigarettes).
Who Am I? What is Life, the purpose? Is there a God? What happens when I die?
A funny thing happens when you realize something, you also realize that you already new what you now consider to be a new vision from a new perspective. “Of course I knew that”, then question how you thought the previous way about something.
So leads on to what I have observed simply by leaving my home everyday- The Answers to these Questions are – There are no Answers. I repeat:
The Answer is there is no Answer.
Each and everyone of us already Knows.
Stop and listen, listen to Yourself, not an article or the words from another person. A psychiatrist, phycologist, spiritual leader, pastor, priest, mother, father or wise grandmother. And especially don’t listen to me. We have no answers for what you already know.
Stop asking these Questions, you don’t need answers, you know beyond Questions and Answers.
So now one Question remains: Did you already Know?
Thanks for reading Ray and commenting, I understand what you mean but I wouldn’t agree totally. From my understanding money prevents suffering to a certain degree, it can lift someone out of hunger, homelessness, even dangerous environments. But money in itself, or more what can be obtained by it, doesn’t cause any real happiness. If any happiness is attached to even the basics that money can offer, when they go so dose the happiness, which for me just cant be true. And certainly after the basic human needs of food, warmth etc are met, then money is as you said superfluous.
Call be idealistic but my happiest moments in life so far have never been the satisfactions that come with purchases, the earning of money, the solving of problems or the insurances of a guaranteed finical future. They have been intimate moments of love and connection with other people, moments of peace in my own company and observing the beauty of our planet. Thanks again for commenting, sorry I rambled on a bit.