Questions and…

We are always stumped by questions. Layers and layers of it. A continuum of question marks. Here’s another one; does asking questions help?

Well, looking at the eagerness in beginners, whom many joined Aikido becuase of some questions they have. these questions are somehow revolving aboutn the same issues. some are skeptical about how Aikido actually works. Others came bacause their friend asked them to (some kinda of questioning by proxy). and many, many times I’ve been asked techincal questions, feedback and all.

Look for answers, not create more questions.

‘yes, but…’

You see, the thing about questioning, is that is can be a insatiable thing, an OCD. Once you start and get stuck, there will be no answer that can truly satisfy the question, as the questioner in question will not allow a satisfactory answer to the question, or, there will be another question generated to question the answer to the frist question, building another layer of question, and another layer, and another layer. its a process.

Seek answers. Well I also went through the questioning, didn’t help me, only confuse me further. The latter is far more satisfying than the former. how so? because when you leave the questions alone, you free your precious grey power resrources to find the answers. If we constant gets bogged down by questions. we will never have the time to find the answers, and even if the ‘right’ and ‘perfect’ answer came along, we will miss the gist of it totally bacause we are too engrossed with questions and questioning.

Truth to the matter is, there is always an answer for every question. Its some kinda check and balance. The only problem is taht we are not satisfied with the answer even when it presents itself. ‘Sure or not?! The answer is so simple? cannot be!’ then again, answers are just answers, the sole existence is to answer questions, it was never a tool to satisfy the questioner.

What i am saying is not to ask questions, we have to its our curious nature to ask. our society is build on people who dare to ask ‘ why not?’ the difference is that these folks asked and act on it. when the answers they got didn’t answer their questions, they rephrase the question, asked another different one, instead of asking the same question again and again has hope to get a different answer. by the way that borders the clinical definition of insanity; doing the same thing over and over again, hoping to get a different outcome.


About Who is Randy Lim

This blog is about the journey and experiences in my life as an Aikidoka. With close to 20 years in the arts, I'll make comments and judgements based on 2 principles, E&E. Experimentation and Experiential reflection. please enjoy, and comment freely.
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