the thirtieth square

24 how many

The best questions help us to see more and more, the invisible slowly revealing itself.

From a dualistic (either/or) perspective, questions keep on dividing.

From a nondualistic (both/and) perspective, questions lead us to the greater whole.  Albert Einstein sought a unified field; Stephen Hawking pursues a theory of everything.

‘Whole people see and create wholeness wherever they go.’*

Dualistic thinking is more elementary.  It gets us to the right starting point – here rather than there.  It doesn’t help so much to explore here.

How many squares do you see on the left and then on the right in today’s doodle?

On the left there are sixteen, but on the right there are at least thirty – although there are the same number of squares, whether they are connected or not makes a huge difference.  The best questions take us deeper and deeper without fear of separating and dividing.  Ultimately, we’ll come to see how everything and everyone is one, in a beauty we cannot begin to imagine, never mind articulate.

Einstein pointed out. most people stop looking after they’ve found the needle in the haystack, but he would keep looking until he found the better needle.

(*From Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward.)

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