Here’s the hubris of me: “Imagine yourself in a state of perpetual why notness,” I say to a small group practice. “Not the pain of the why, but the freedom of the why not. A state of existence where perpetual unknowing is the paradigm. To be in a state of why not is to be in the vastness of the present moment, trusting the process with no expectation or preconceived outcome. And here’s the real kicker, why not exists because of the why. It is in the merging of oppositional energies that the truth of who you are is revealed.”
In yoga it’s called one-pointedness. In my life its always been where my greatest resistance opens the door to even greater possibility, should I choose to step through. Its not always popular, easy, or comfortable. In the initial encounter, I never feel a lot of gracious, giddy or grand expansion around why not. The truth is, it’s hard, messy, mucky work.
But always worth it!