The How and the Why

seeking wisdomAlmost every day we find ourselves asking, what is the reason for this condition?

What good was this experience for this person?
If God cared, why would he allow such a thing?

In truth, answers to questions such as these often can’t be answered by us.

Even though we have learned many things over the centuries, there are an infinite more still to learn.

We are not in possession of the answer key, even though we sometimes delude ourselves into thinking we have.

We go to school to learn from the experience of others.
Eventually we want to learn things on our own.

Sometimes we refuse to learn when life attempts to teach us that something is harmful or good for us.  We often have great difficulty in distinguishing the difference between harmful and good. Whenever we find ourselves at a crossroads in our journey through life, we have a choice. We can choose to learn from the experience or we can become overwhelmed with anger, hatred, frustration, fear, worry, despair or sorrow.

We then need to ask ourselves, do we have an answer to this question or problem?
Do we know someone who does or perhaps a book or institution of learning that does?

If the answers to our questions exceed the bounds of human understanding, then what? Do you have another source of learning and understanding that you turn to or do you just give up?

Sometimes it’s necessary to recognize people in this life don’t have all the answers because they too are learning.

Never regret a day in your life.
Good days give you happiness.
Bad days give you experience.
Both are essential to life.

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