10. THE QUESTION is the answer

It is hard for us to know not, whether it is small or large, important or not.  We need to know, dare not to know not, why, how, what to do, what will happen tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow, all kinds of questions rushing around in our heads all day, every day.
Why?  First and foremost because of our insecurity, we dare not accept the moment as it is, so we start looking for something to assure us, just in case everything will go the wrong way.  We are afraid in ourselves, of ourselves.  So we seek answers, everywhere and nowhere.
We are constantly searching for answers, for all kinds of questions.  We want to know, we need to know.  We need security, to be sure. So nothing can surprise us.  So nothing can disturb our existence.

But there are no answers.  No security.  No knowledge.  We can never know for sure. So it is.  So it should be.
So no answer is the answer to all questions.  And it is the correct answer in the deepest sense of the word.

When we ask questions we must not expect an answer.  As soon as we expect an answer then we start looking for it.  And when we look for an answer there is a danger we create it ourselves.  We say “yes this is it” or “no, this cannot be it” and thus we decide or create what the answer is.
If we create the answer it is always based on what we already know.  And the intention was never to ask what we already know.
For how do we know the answer we find and accept as right, except because we know it when we see it, and we can only know that which is already within us, stored in our memory.  So the answer that we find is always old memory, something we already know.

We can ask question but not expect an answer.  When a question is submitted, there is nothing more to say.  The answer is always irrelevant.

To see the answer, we must recognize it as right or wrong and we need not ask what we already know.

ih/90