Why?

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” — Marianne Williamson

Why this life and not another?

Why these fears and not others?

Why this choice and not another?

Why this interior odyssey and not another?

Why these emotions and not others?

Why these words and not a different set?

Why these relationships and not a wider group?

Why this job and not another?

Why so little happiness and not more abundance?

Why indeed?

But notwithstanding all these questions, we never stop to ask, Who am I?

If we did, there’s a good chance that most if not all of these would become redundant — at least to the point of understanding that so long as we live our lives in our heads, nothing much will change.

Note. You may have heard of the 5 Whys as an iterative technique to get to the heart of the issue, and it is but it never really does…if you think about it.