It’s at this time that the cold hand of our deepest questions rise up, unasked for. No mater how we try to suppress it, there you are, awake. Facing the soul yearning that will not yield to a diet of more work, more status and more stuff.
It tugs at you, at first a whisper that you cannot make sense of. And as the days merge into weeks into years..it will not go away. Those big questions that invite the kind of conversation that you fear more than anything.
“What is the point of all this effort?
“Does it mean anything?”
“Why do I feel so empty and alone? Even when I have a family and friends?”
“When will I ever feel like I have made it?”
And finally, after doing everything in your power to silence the questions….this one…
“For what purpose have I been born?”
For the moment you ask this question there is some wise part of you who knows you have now crossed a threshold that has no return. You are evoking, with this question, a conversation with the most intimate part of yourself. The part of you that you have so effectively silenced for so long.
In this question lies truths that may call us to a different path. It is for this reason that we try to suppress it. Life will become different. You will give up much and gain more. You will discover beauty in places that you had long forgotten. You will discover that you are not alone.
There comes a time when we all ask this question, often in our closing days.
Ask it early…dive deep into its layers. It will take you to the threshold of everything you had hoped for from life. It involves risk, and courage and much perseverance.
It is one of the richest questions you will ever ask.
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