Who holds the mysteries of creation?
What are we but pieces of dust, enhanced by consciousness?
When will we return to the source?
Where do we go when we return?
Why is there suffering on Earth?
Because we hold on to desires, weather of money, fame, power, vengeance, status, sex, substances, food, possessions, political notions, we lose sight of love and acceptance, which are our bridges to a better understanding of these five w’s.
As a human being, I am trapped by any number of desires on a daily basis, which I sometimes recognize, but all too often ignore. When I ignore a desire and give in to a craving to satisfy an urge of my lower self, whether that craving involves food, drink or arguing to prove a point, I hurt others and myself. The action ultimately resonates throughout the universe carrying consequences to those close to me as well as strangers I’ll never know.
Emotions, just as any moments in time, carry on into the infinite nothingness that is the unknown.
Desire, or a selfish need to have or prove something, manifests itself in negative emotions like anger, boastfulness, jealousy, hatred, pride, greed and envy. The same negative emotions resulting from desire are factors in all of the world’s ills from murder to corruption.
There are moments, albeit brief, when I am free from all desire and the negativity that results from self-absorption, but more often than not I remain a part of the problem and not the solution as I engage in self-righteous or foolish behavior.
My prayer today, not only for myself but for all of the Earth, is to recognize those moments, build on them and to practice just being.
May that ultimately lead to the sixth w which is wisdom.