Questions by Starlight

Dear Friends,

I stared up at the stars for the umpteenth time and listened to their silence: it roared. Each twinkle seemed to shout my name and the darkness echoed their chorus: “There’s a plan!”

Some of the most profound moments of my life have come while listening to what many say can only be seen. I’ve learned to look for truths in unexpected moments — not everything is as it seems.

“Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.” — Socrates, Philosopher

I believe that we’re meant to search, to wonder…and to be willing to listen when an answer comes. How many of us live our lives afraid of what truths we might uncover if we dare to ask the questions we hold inside? Do we have the courage to let loose our demons, our fears and our hopes that we might risk disappointment, uncomfortable honesty or, dare I say, the loss of control? I have listened to many explain away what makes them squirm, what makes them hurt and what makes them question their established belief set because of this one thing: fear. We have all done it; we have all embraced this narrow existence of “what we’re comfortable with”. Should we believe in God, is he not bigger than our realities and science? And should we believe solely in Science, should we not also wonder why so many believe in God? The answers of our world lie in the open and honest discovery of all aspects of the human condition. Science should not fear religion, nor religion, science. Inasmuch as these two giants should not fear one another, we should also not fear ourselves or our questions — even if that shifts and shakes our personal paradigm. A heart rendered answerless marks the beginning of Wisdom’s path.

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I encourage us all to sit with the stars, the unknowns in our lives, and dare to be challenged to our cores — you never know what we might find.

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