Questions appear as you do the Work
Trying to solve problems that don’t exist yet is procrastination
You may think its productive, but it isn’t
Because you never know what problems will show themselves and when you try and think of them all
There will be more
So you can never ask the question how do I solve this until it happens
And to do that you need to begin the work
Because when the wheels are in motion, problems are easier to solve than when you haven’t even begun
Why are you here?
Questions are important,
Because they bring answers. Or at least make you think.
The question why are you here, is one of those important questions.
It’s a question to ask yourself whilst at work, or at the gym or even in your relationship…
Why are you here?
There are lots of things in life that we can give a fuck about, so why in your one life are you here in this…
Doing this workout,
In this relationship,
Doing this buisness
If the answer isn’t good enough,
Then why are you still doing it
Why not do something else…
Something that matters
Of course there are some people who want to beat the living daylights out of you for just for asking a simple question
Even though they themselves don’t even know why some tormas are red and others are white
In the enlightened Vagabond there is a story about a monk shouting a Patrul for painting all the Tormas read (a figure for rituals)
The man threatened to beat up Patrul, and Patrul asked the question do you even know why some are painted red and some white
The monk couldn’t answer
And this is something we see every day,
People getting so worked up and angry about beliefs they have been given
But if you asked the question they wouldn’t be able to explain why they believe that or why they do a certain ritual
It’s kind of a dangerous place to be, how could you get so worked up and angry about something you dont fully understand
Your just blindly following
Part of growing as a person is questioning everything, why do I follow this, why do I believe that
Is this something I believe or has it been forced upon me
What do I truly believe
And whatever you do follow, at least make sure you understand it
This is true in religion, philosophy, health and fitness industry and well everything really
Question your methods
They are the lively hood of any tech gadget, any video game and anything in the digital world.
Operating systems are always changing, improving and innovating, That’s why you probably throw out your phone every 12-18 months to upgrade it for the fancier version…
If a tech company introduced a new device with a poor operating system that was difficult to use the company would go bust, Becuase nobody wants a poor slow device…
Yet we function on an operating system too and most often in today’s day and ages our Operating systems are far from supersmooth and reliable,
Yet even me whos writing this at this moment in time I have a dull aching pain running from my hip to part of my lower back because I have neglected to improve or fix the glitch in my operating system.
The question is
Why are we quick to improve our gadgets but not ourselves?
Why are we quick to offer other people advice on how to improve theirs but we don’t follow our own advise?
Each Change A Death – Marcus Aurelius
Each change brings about chaos from our normal world, Chaos of the unknown, Chaos of discomfort and Pain,
Each time we descend into this unknown world, We die a little,
We die a death…
A death of our old self.
A death of the way we used to do things
A death of the way we used to think…
And from those deaths we are reborn…
But life is ever-changing so we are forever dieing
& If you’re not adapting you will forever live in a world of Chaos.
‘If you’re not growing – Your dying’ – Tony Robbins