“Ordinary men hate solitude. But the master uses it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Universe, God, Source, The Tao. All are different names for the same thing.
These are all ways of saying creator or creation.
The Tao describes the Universe as;
everything and nothing
good and bad
up and down
right and wrong
light and dark.
If this is so, then although God has given us all the gifts of creation, the truth is that She is not preoccupied with what any one of us does. The whole thing is one big connected cosmic joke, and each part (good and bad, yin and yang) is necessary for God to experience God.
In this context, God (or the universe) is everything. As that old Santa-looking guy who had conversations with God has told us, there is nothing that is not God. Nothing!
The creator intentionally made it so the universe can experience itself as one combined conscious entity.
The most beautiful part is that the Universe has started a massive shift to awaken the masses since the turn of the century. It began in earnest in the 1970s. However, it sped up exponentially once the internet was widely used.
Before that, the knowledge was kept to churches, universities, politicians and the ultrawealthy. The internet has changed that. We can find out anything we want and find out what’s going on anywhere in the world connected via the internet.
Now we are all connected, and I can simultaneously talk to people from every country. We are already connected as part of one universal consciousness. Brothers and Sisters made by God for God
When God made Humans the apex of creativity, we became his perfect creation. That holds with it the meaning that you are an ideal creation precisely the way you are now.
Question everything. Question your thoughts. Question your beliefs. Question the Universe and then do it again. This is how you will find out who you are.
Question your values, purpose and reason for doing the things you do. Ask other people questions and then question the feedback you receive from them.
Question why you notice the same person on your way to work every day and not the other 10,000 people you pass on the street, train, or car. Question why certain types of information cross your path and the timing of their arrival. Question everything relentlessly until you find the answers that are true to you, and then keep on questioning.
The results of your life are a direct response to the questions you have asked. If you are unhappy with your current life situation, it is because you are not asking the right questions, or maybe you are not asking any questions.
Take all the information, constructs, beliefs, values and experiences you have accumulated up to this exact moment in your life and question if they serve you or not. If they do not help you, say goodbye and let them go.
Inspiration and creativity are deep inside you, and so are the answers you seek. It is no accident that you arrived on the planet at this precise moment. Start asking Why? Who? What? Where? When? How? Once you start asking those simple questions, the answers have no choice but to emerge.
As this blog has noted in the past, when we begin to ask open-ended questions, our brain has no choice but to bring forth the answer through the nouns we experience in our life.
If you are not participating in the creation process of the story that is your life, you will end up with a life lived unintentionally and not by design. You may default miss out on the future you want because you will walk right past it without even noticing. You will miss the opportunities presenting themselves daily, and you will have to settle for the leftovers that remain after all the creators have plated their desires from the buffet of life.
Once we ask the questions, the Universe will align to answer those questions. However, you will not see the answers if you are not looking for the answers.
TRY THIS: Ask a question for which you’ve longed for guidance. Pay attention over the next few days, and you will see some answers. Then, keep asking the same question until you receive responses. It doesn’t take long.
If you are unsure where to start, here are some questions to ask ourselves;
Why are we here? What would it feel like to …? How can I…? What would it look like five years from now if …? What will allow me to …? When will I…?