Friday, December 24, 2010

Looking out on the World

Questions I often ask myself ...by April Gerard

Why do we clip our wings?
What makes us think we're not worth it?
Why do so many believe love is never given freely?
Why do so many love with expectations of love being returned?
why is it so hard for others to understand friendship or to be a friend?
Do people really think its odd of me to think more of others than myself?
Why is seeing the potential in others often seen as being naive?
Since when was it ever ok to shelve our dreams?
Since when was it ok to make our kids stop imagining things?
Why is it so hard for people to understand things?
If we're all the same inside, why can't we see that on the outside?
What if everyone understood how much their own hands could really make a difference for everyone?
Why don't more people use caution when trusting how they feel with someone else?
How come we often don't realize how much we impact others, either for their good or detriment?
What if we changed how we saw ourselves?
How come its so hard for people to be alone?
Why do people believe so little in themselves?
Shouldn't more of us discover the feeling of "wonder" more often?
wouldn't we discover more about life if we stopped trying to control so much of it?
Why is it so important to some to control others?
why not just let go and let live?
What if more people actually believed that being "Human" is a beautiful thing?
I wonder if I'm not the only one who loves the enigmatic feeling that staring at stars often evokes in me?
What makes it so hard to tell how we feel?

I'm always thinking, always observing and wondering these sort of things. I often struggle with some of these very things- knowing I love the world and love the potential there is within each of us, and yet I get so frustrated or hurt at not knowing how to help others see the same wonder and awe I see in each of us.  And then again, why is it so important to me that others do see that same wonder and awe in themselves?  Funny how we often try to make others see our point of view.  I guess I'm thinking alot today.  Mostly thinking of a few friends I haven't talked to in awhile. Miss them and the conversations we would have, often revolving around this sort of questioning and pondering..

But, these are just my questions, some self-reflective and some not. Still, isn't it a grand thing to know that we will always have questions about things?  Means that we will always be searching for answers and trying to learn- and that brings growth within, even without our knowing it sometimes.

 So what are your questions?

7 comments:

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Natalie said...

The answer to most of those questions is fear. Fear is driven by the ego, so the trick would be to stand aside and let the ego have it's little snit, and just carry on with love.
Merry Christmas to you April and your kiddos too.xx

Shadow said...

you ask tough questions girl... and another one, why are the negatives so readily accepted and believed, and not the positives????

Rick said...

April
wish I had a little of you in me
I could use some of your positive strength.
nice post
~rick

Aren O. Týr said...

Out of those many questions you've asked, I'll just pick this one to comment on:

"Since when was it ok to make our kids stop imagining things?"


I couldn't agree more. If you want to destroy someone, the secret is to destroy their imagination. Without imagination, a person is merely a breathing corpse.

How much damage we do when we (unwittingly or not) shut down someone's imaginative and creative powers, particularly in their nascent stages in youth!

Where a person's imagination goes, so follows their dreams. Where their dreams go, so follows their life.

Death of the imagination is death of dreams, and death of dreams is death of life.

Incidentally April, you were quite correct, you had put another comment up on my blog, none of them had disappeared (and are all present and have been read :-) ), it was simply that I've enabled comment moderation to stop the inundation of Chinese porn links spamming my blog that Blogger seems flooded by, so had simply been remiss in returning to the blogosphere and putting them up.


They're all up now, and I've also got my arse into gear and put some fresh new content up.

All the best, and I hope 2011 brings better tidings for you :-)

Syd said...

Lots of why questions that I don't think we will know the answers to. I wish that we did know these things but doubt if it would change my course in life. Happy New Year, April.

Noelle said...

You pose some great questions here - questions I find myself pondering as well! There are no easy answers I suppose. And, I am with about staring up at the stars...the clouds, the moon, the sun...all of it!