Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Philosophical Riddle

(This post is accredited to JIM - Thanks for giving me the strength to push through another door)

lansy from A Drop of Tear in Heaven has a saying, “change your emotion to change your life”. Recently, I have rephrased this or am using an old saying to fit a preponderance, “Change the Question to Change Your Life”. For to often circumstances can and will go wrong in life. Might we instead of asking - Why is this happening, ask rather - What can be done. For as I Hate Artists opened my eyes to, in saying Why; “you paint the picture that you are nothing but a victim”. And so begins my riddle. Say you change the Question and you do ‘What’ can be done about any given circumstance, yet the seemingly inevitable persist; circumstances continue to emerge as stumbling blocks. Does this mean that what a little old Lady in a wheel chair once said that “yea God loves me - but He hates you”, is true? (God being whatever entity one prefers). Now in helping figure out this riddle, bear in mind that we can’t argue ‘not the right timing’, because opportunity is abundant. And we can not argue, ‘not meant to be’; because there is an abundant of evidence to the contrary. Thanks for your input in re to this Philosophical Riddle and have fun!


Nancy Wu said...

hmm, it is a bit like: "Ask not the question to be or not to be, ask instead to be and not to be" LOL

ndpthepoetress Jean Michelle Culp said...

I agree lancy! As in “to be and not to be” blessed. In fact prior, JIM had said, “bet as many things that go wrong, go right – so count blessings also”. In serendipitous concurrence, as quoted on Vanessa: Unplugged site, "If I were to say, "God, why me?" about the bad things, then I should have said, "God, why me?" about the good things that happened in my life." ~ Arthur Ashe

Peter Haslam said...

Change your response. Life is where fiction meets reality.

ndpthepoetress Jean Michelle Culp said...

PerhapsPeter Haslam! For if one would change your saying to, “Life is where ‘friction meets’ reality” than the response could be hostility, discord, tension, strife….. Therefore; “Life is where 'fiction' meets reality”, may be of its’ own accordance.

Anonymous said...

I say the more questions you ask about life the less likely you are to be living it.

I love questions which remain unanswered, it is what makes life what it is.

I say don't worry so much about the questions, get through it and get on with it. What is the point of asking why in cases where there is no way to change the situation which provoked the question.

ndpthepoetress Jean Michelle Culp said...

cooper, if one does not question – how can one learn? If one does not ask why about diseases - than true, there is no way to change the situation which provoked the question. Let dis-ease be. If one does not ask why about Politics, there is no way to change the situation which provoked the questions. Then let laws and rulers - rule as they may, never for either to be questioned or having to answer for. Yet perhaps why needs to be asked in order to then ask what can be done. However; the question remains, regardless the why or what - circumstances beget yet, another question. And perhaps in asking the question, something can be learnt or at least we can have fun pondering ‘the question’!

Eastcoastdweller said...

If there is a God, He or She or It is far too big to hate anyone.

Hatred is immature and a sign of ignorance. An omniscient being could not hate.

As for the riddle, if the circumstances continue to confound, then we must simply continue to seek solutions until we find them.

Nancy Wu said...

I do agree with Jeane, to ask not the questions will be like the water in the pond without wave. Then why ask if not possible to change? Or ask too many may indeed leave one stucky. :P

Right leg: Not ask
Left leg: ask

This art of moving right leg and left leg is what make life a magic with new excitement. :P

ndpthepoetress Jean Michelle Culp said...

Thank you again lansy! What lansy is referring to in the later - is a scientific inevitable, she had shared with me earlier this week on Speedcat Hollydale Page site; from an orthopedic surgeon, see if you can outsmart your foot! Perhaps even though stumbling blocks seem constant, maybe the art of moving is ‘what’ “makes life a magic with new excitement”.

eastcoastdweller sometimes, some Elderly can be cranky! Maybe this is why she had an oxygen tank attached to her wheel chair, incase she ran out of ill wind. In re to “Continue to confound, continue to seek solutions, until found”; perhaps yes! Life after all can be much liken an obstacle course. Recon kinda like the camping song, Going on a Bear Hunt:
Can't Go Under it
Can't go Around it,
Gotta Go through it.

Remember, in us wondering about this ‘Philosophical Riddle’ – there are no right or wrong answers, only the journey of fun in pondering the preponderance!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Great comments here.
Life leads you down a path connected by a chain of links. Make them strong!
Speedcat Hollydale Page

ndpthepoetress Jean Michelle Culp said...

Thanks Speedcat Hollydale! Yes, we are 'Binding Ink' here with great comments from Great Readers like yourself also!

Might the ‘chain of links’ be that of Friendship?! And ‘what’ a connection that is! Strength in numbers down or up lifes’ many paths of challenges and circumstances! Yes, make them strong! That is a fantastic ‘lead’ SpeedCat!