Thursday, June 16, 2011


The timeless question of why? It may be the first thing you remember asking as a child. It fuels our curiosity & drives us to find a better way. The truth is ‘why’ is one of the cornerstones of who we are as human beings, we question everything & although this can lead to new & exciting answers, it can also lead to a spiral of despair.

I understand that when you look back over the last 200 years or so you’ll know that only because of great men asking why have we had all the inventions that we’ve become accustom to. I know that through our curiosity we can grow to a higher level of understanding but I’ve learned first hand of the downside of an active mind. A mind that questions everything & is never truly satisfied with the answer. A mind that lacks contentment & peace, that knows not the joy of the beauty around it.

Yes, that was my mind for many years. I did find beauty from time to time but my mind was always onto the next best thing. I could figure out complex puzzles while watching a movie or walking the dogs. This wasn’t all bad but on a spiritual level I never felt satisfied. My EGO was going wild because there seemed to be nothing I couldn’t do, except find true joy.

The quieting of my mind took me most of my life, thus far, to figure out. I learned painfully well that by ‘over-thinking’ everything in our lives we miss out on the most important thing & that thing is….how we feel. I learned to understand that by allowing myself to feel that deep feeling that comes from my heart, I could discover joy.

Now, I’m not going to sit here & tell you not to think, that’s not the point of this blog. The point is to understand the difference between acting out of pure thought & understanding how you feel in any given situation. There’s always times when you need to look at & analyze things, as there are times when you act on pure emotions without regard to thought. We don’t live in a vacuum where one thing is better then another, we instead live our lives everyday doing the best we can & because of this we look for ways to bring more joy into our lives, to me that way is by understanding our true feelings.

We can grow only so far by reading & thinking & staying on an intellectual level. The longer we stay there the harder it is to move away from it & before you know it you’ll talk yourself out of some the best things in the world. Our hearts won’t lead us stray very often if we truly listen to them. In fact, as we begin to understand how we feel about the things in our lives, we begin to understand ourselves better. It is through this understanding that God/universe acts to give us more of what makes us happy. Each of us was born a pure spirit that knew nothing but joy, we’ve learned to be cynical, we’ve learned to hate & fear. By opening our hearts we begin to discover the joy we knew as a child, the joy that knew no bounds, the joy makes a moment last a lifetime.

Believe in yourself; know that whatever challenges you are facing, big or small, can be overcome by growing your spirit & understanding who you are. Allow yourself to trust in your heart, it will open the world to you. Know that you will make through no matter how difficult it gets. I believe in you & in your spirit, you are special & I am blessed to know you.

Till next time,


Quote of the day: “Trust in your heart & everything is possible.”


Jessica M said...

Great post! It actually relates in a way to a post I just published today. Why can be an important question which catupults us to new discoveries as you pointed out..and also as you pointed out it can be a big hindrance in our spiritual journeys. I think there comes a time when we also need to experience, not just "know" things, but truly experience them to be satisfied and find meaning.

Timberwolf123 said...

Jessica, thank you for your lovely comment. Life is all about what we experience, knowledge is wonderful & assists us in our experiences but life is about living in each moment & enjoying whatever comes our way. Through our experiences we continue to grow & move back to the purity of our spirit that so often leaves us as we growth.



Dentist West Hollywood said...


Even though I think that a little curiosity is healthy, we definitely need to find a balance between never thinking or asking anything at all and *constantly* asking why this and why that. It reminds me of when I used to play the "Why?" game with my dad when I was little - I'd ask it to EVERYTHING he said until he got so frustrated that he'd just stop answering!! Did you ever do that?

~Rosie said...

This is a lovely post and I'm so glad you made it. I love reading inspirational posts like this one and now feel vitalized by the new awareness it's given me!
Keep up the good work!

Timberwolf123 said...


Thank you for stopping by & leaving such a wonderful comment. I try to give everyone the insight I've learned in my life. I invite you to look at some of the past blogs...there's over 225 of them.