Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Enquiry versus Inquiry
Very many a time we are at the crossroads of reflection and decisions. We usually end up there and ask the question "Why this and why now". Immediately, we are guided in our misguided wisdom of the 'monkey mind' to look at the external to place the blame. The mind reaches out to find all the reasons and the excuses from its immediate environment and at the same time looks to search for similarities in the past.
We then justify the situation that we are currently in to everything that we possibly can think of and obtain solace as we think that the fault is somewhere 'out there'. We then turn to our religious systems that promise cures by the way of rituals.
This is the mode of 'enquiry' that we are all conditioned to believe, driven by the system that we are a part of.
At times like these the only solace that we need to adapt to finding the 'cause' is to turn within, to look at what part of our being is pushing itself to be expressed, what part of us has been denied the right to express by the 'monkey mind'. When we divert our attention to the inner-self that is a store house of information to handle these situations, the ignored part of our being is given a chance to express itself and begins the process of healing that it has been looking for.
The self is equipped enough to find the options to come out of the situation and express itself in all the glory that it so is. The matrix of creation comes willingly forward to guide and help with no pre-conditions, judgment of either the self or the situation. Creation is so magnanimous that it does not question anything as doing so means questioning itself!
This starts the journey of healing in this plane 'the plane of demonstration' that we have come to call our 'home'.This is the process of 'inquiry' that leads us to dismantle our conditioned and perceptive belief system as it no longer helps the new awareness that we have developed and the new journey that we have chosen to undertake!!