It is not the question that matters, only the answer.
The Why is full of too many uncertainties, a tangle of threads knotted into a heavy ball of your potential histories (what was, what is, what will be, and--strangest of all--what might bes, those thin strands of chance that vanish and reform with every step in a new direction). It cannot be fathomed nor untangled; to try to separate one cord from the rest is to further knot yourself up.
And that is the reason it is not the Everlasting Why that matters, only the answer: Yes!
Let go of holding those threads so tightly and let them find their way around one another until they are not a snarl of string but a rich tapestry of the adventures you take on.
Yes, it is the Yes.
There is the thread that gives you life. You don't even need to understand, only feel it in the dreams carved into your bones. To taste it in the first strawberries from your garden or the spinach leaves with the tang of minerals from your lettuce patch. To see it in the way the robin gathers dry grass for its nest or in the industry of bees sucking down pollen from your fat hollyhocks; in the way it rains when only sunshine is promised, feeding the earth and allowing your seeds to drink up the evening's sweetness.
This is your Yes, that heady tingle of something just beyond your sight that permeates your worldly experience, filling it with light and the warming caress of an afternoon breeze. Here in the stillness is your answer. It clears away the dust and doubt, the painfully literal that, like a bookmark, attempts to pin down your story to one set page when it is an ever-evolving tapestry threading each day with new experiences.
It is tempting even to call this Yes transitory (more of that dust and doubt), but it is ever constant in the way it fills you up with breath and possibility--why not make your Yes the stuff of your everyday? Why not fill your heart with it until there is room for more Yes and more Yes and more Yes.
It is not about the Why, only the Everlasting Yes. The Yes. The Yes. The Yes.
You must only feel the Yes.
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