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?