Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The Beautiful Question

"Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question." (e e cummings)

Beautiful questions. Brilliant discovery. Better learning.    

Why? Why beautiful question? Because answering some questions eviscerate the answers. But questioning a question liberates the answer.

Here's how the beautiful is realized...

Why God? Why not?
Why believe? Why exists?
Why faith? Why trust?

Answers often come from a foreground of self-knowing.
While questions often come from a background of deep learning.

Why labor? Why rest?
Why sow? Why reap?
Why fail? Why learn?

If answers are like gated community exclusive to few, then questions are public landscape inclusive of all.

Why wait? Why hurry?
Why give? Why take?
Why pain? Why growth?

The right question opens the door that some answers shut.

Why die? Why live?
Why live? Why love?
Why love? If not, hate?
Why hate? Why forgive?

The "answer" tree often misses the whole "question" forest.

Why toil? Why hope?
Why doubt? Why so sure?
Why fear? Why dare?

Why me? Why we?
Why suffering? Why calvary?
Why sin? Why Jesus?
Why evil? Why God?

Indeed, always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.

Just as an answer exalts needlessly, a question humbles selflessly. So always seek after an enduring beauty that defies the smugness that comes from an unthinking answer. Cheerz.   

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