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Living With Questions

 

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Accepting that some of our questions will remain unanswered is one of the bravest thing we humans do. Why am I so alone? Why is there so much injustice? Why am I hungry? What is stopping me from reaching my full potential and why do I sabotage any attempt I make to do so? What is objective truth? We can reach towards all of these answers but most of them will remain at least partially unanswered for us. Oh we can settle for the answers that religion or science gives but in the case of the former they tend to be unsatisfying to the brain and in the case of the latter unsatisfying to the heart. We worry and gnaw at these questions like a dog with a bone and yet only sometimes do we find any greater satisfaction. Sometimes we have to find a way to be ok with having the questions, even enjoying the endless pursuit of ever finding an answer.
Blessings, G

 

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Dark TotemDark Totem by G A Rosenberg

 

Spun OutSpun Out by G A Rosenberg

 

Questioning the Difference

 

“Everyone should have their mind blown once a day.”
— Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

Would we fear the other as much if we did not fear that we were the other? If we knew beyond doubt that we were different in ways that could be perceived both positively and negatively would we still find it so easy to reject people wholesale? Could we learn to embrace the very things that set each of us apart, our uniqueness and value that same uniqueness in others without seeing it as a qualitative choice? Why fear the mirror when it craves acceptance? If we’re all walking each other home why do we get so lost along the way? We all want to make a difference yet so many of us fear what difference is? Why do we need the acceptance of others to allow us to accept ourselves? What ripples can we set off by accepting the differences in others whether it be social differences, sexual differences, political difference, or Mental and Physical differences? Could we set off a ripple that could change the world or at the very least learn what true acceptance of our self and our shadow is all about?
Blessings, G

 

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Welcoming PartyWelcoming Party by G A Rosenberg

 

Scattered GemsScattered Gems by G A Rosenberg

 

Questioning

 

“At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become.”
― Leo Babauta

 

How do I face my shadow self and help others face theirs?
How do I find the courage to become more each day?
How do I embrace the paradox of being without flinching or becoming positional?
How do I practice compassion even when its difficult?
How do I open my heart and surrender?
How do I motivate myself to prioritize these things when the world beckons me towards mediocrity?
How can I remember to keep questioning and to listen silently in stillness for the answers?
Blessings, G

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VoyageVoyage by G A Rosenberg

 

Rise of the New DayRise of the New Day by G A Rosenberg

Calm Water Answers… A Short Consciousness Stream

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”
― William S. Burroughs

 

Patience to wait and to weigh possibilities except that chewing over things too much becomes so much mental mastication…internal work more stressful than external, obsession doesn’t solve but dissolves… a solution that ends in dissolution. I’ve noticed that through calm action, walking the dogs…playing a game, yoga, meditation… the answers comes faster and more often…I put out the question to the universe .. like a stone thrown into the water and eventually if I do not splash around too much the answer ripples back..
Blessings, G

 

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The Internal ExitThe Inner Exit by G A Rosenberg

 

Infinity in a Water Drop

Shhhhhhh…..Listen

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”
― William S. Burroughs

 

I love problem solving. Give me a puzzle or a problem and I’ll worry at it like a dog with a bone or a chew toy. I’ll keep poking at it and prodding at it and looking at it from all angers. I’ll get frustrated when its not so easily solved. I might swear and walk away and then do something else and as soon as I resolve to do that, magic happens. Almost invariably the avenue to solving the problem presents itself as soon as I take a breath to do something else. It also helps to grab the dog’s leash and take her for a walk. The answers come then as well. It’s as if I program my consciousness with the known data and main avenues of approach and I start the program going and I walk away. I love that feeling when the penny hits the slot and the solution appears whole in my brain. There is very little like it. It’s just a matter of stopping. Well stopping and being open to the answer.
Try this experiment with me. Think about a question you’ve had in your mind for awhile. Anything that may be puzzling you will do. Think about it for a minute. Now get up and stretch. Still yourself.. Sh… listen, listen. Now let it go. Did a solution or a new approach offer itself? It’s amazing how often this has worked for me.
Blessings, G

 

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Reflection on Green WaterReflection on Green Water by G A Rosenberg

 

ExplosiveExplosive by G A Rosenberg

Look With the Heart

“People where you live,” the little prince said, “grow five thousand roses in one garden… yet they don’t find what they’re looking for…

They don’t find it,” I answered.

And yet what they’re looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water…”

Of course,” I answered.

And the little prince added, “But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Why can what we find be found in one rose but not in five thousand? Why is it that we pass hundreds of people every day and yet there is only one that makes our heart sing in a certain way? How can we read every holy book, every self-help manual and every book of philosophy out there and yet one question from a child can reveal more universal secrets than any of them?

There is no answer to these questions that cannot be gainsaid or argued. The true answer is in the asking itself. There are questions that the heart asks out of its experience that the brain is not equipped to answer for it is far beyond the mind’s subjectivity.

I am just at the edge of knowing courage enough to write about these questions and returning to the heart’s vision. I have owned my inner scarecrow and inner tin woodman, the lion has been on his way. Our inner depths stir calling to us, and we fear their shadows. Yet we can steer through them also when we are guided by our heart’s voice and vision.
Blessings, G

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Heart WebHeart’s Web by G A Rosenberg
Geiger EncounterGeiger Encounter by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – March 7 2013

“Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.”
― Alan Wilson Watts

 

I feel echoes of past blissful moments
they carry me
options abound to touch and
Connect with joyful people
and dance naked in the moonlight
or perhaps in the mind’s moonlight…
to be free
to realize freedom
we hold ropes and chains
and chainsaws
Some of us need to be tied
to know our true liberty
I prefer ropes to lies
for they are far easier to untie
but why speak of bondage
when the dance awaits
each steps unique
each rhythm skewed
we throw ourselves
into movement
faster and faster we transcend
until we wind down spent
in those dizzying moments
we feel our identities
I wouldn’t miss it for the world!

— G A Rosenberg

 

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In a Magical Universe they studied the Soul GemIn a Magical Universe They Study the Soul Gem by G A Rosenberg

 

Crystal and CloudsClouds and Crystal by G A Rosenberg

 

 

Quote of the Day – January 24 2013

“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Find out what you already know and you will see the way to fly.”
― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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What do I already know?
I exist? Well I’m here improbable tho that may be.
Love is always better.
Shared pain is lessened and shared joy increased.
I like asking questions.
I like answering questions.
The sum of what we realize and what we don’t realize is infinity (that’s a new one) .
My body craves the taste of cinnamon.
If I realized everything I’d be infinite therefore the only thing holding me back is my own realization.
Always look for the humour.
There are no limits.
The potential for joy is always there in any situation.
Hmmm, feels like I grow wings already.
Blessings, G

 

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Aries

Aries by G A Rosenberg

 

Indigo GarnetIndigo Garnet Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – January 22 2013

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
― Zora Neale Hurston

 

As I get older, it seems that the cycles speed up, first periods of months questioning, then answers, then weeks. Now it feels like I alternate between moments of questioning and moments of answering. Questions of whether or not I am living to my highest potential? Why do I do the things I do? Why do the governments? WHy is there so much pain? Who am I at this moment? What is going on? How can I be in a way that will encourage the most growth, empathy and harmony not only in myself but whoever I may be in contact with? Can we evolve develop enough before we hit the self-destruct button? Answers come as well. Hope, encouragement and love. I also realize how much grace its taken to get us this far. Which brings up the question of where grace comes from?
Blessings, G

 

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Animal Totem on an Alien World
Animal Totem on an Alien World by G A Rosenberg

 

Resonance
Resonance by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – January 11 2013

“Not every puzzle is intended to be solved. Some are in place to test your limits. Others are, in fact, not puzzles at all…”
― Vera Nazarian,

 

What puzzles you? What gets in your head and makes your brain itch? Is it really a question or do we simply like to indulge ourselves in asking questions to which we already know the answers? If we only took the time to listen to ourselves, I have found that it is truly incredible how much we really know? Try an experiment sometime. Hold a question in your mind and go for a walk. I have found it surprising how often I have the answer by the end of my walk. All it took was being open to finding it. Of course, sometimes we just like an easy challenge. I know I do.
Blessings, G

 

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Five of Pentacles
Tarot – Five of Pentacles by G A Rosenberg

 

Juggling Abstractions
Juggling Abstractions by G A Rosenberg