Asking deep questions together
We stood in a room together, a bunch of spiritual seekers asking question about God and life, love and death, meaning and the things that matter most. We stood together in the room and started to move. This is what we do around here. We move around the room together, asking deep questions. Do you believe in God? We moved along the lines between ‘yes’ and ‘no’ and asked each other what we meant by the word ‘God.’ This is just something we do from time to time.
Do you believe people are basically good or basically bad? We shift ourselves around the room; and explore the realities we each know of life. Where do we fit in? And how do we respond to the events of our day?
What about your values? Which value is most important: Truth, Goodness, Beauty, something else? We move around the room together and wonder at this life we are living. How can you be on the opposite side of the room and yet agree with me? How can you be in my corner and yet not see my point? Some people circle the room, not ready to stay in only one corner, with only one answer.
This is what we do around here. We move around the room together, asking deep questions. We stand, we speak, we listen, we move. What happens when you die? With whom or what have you made your biggest promises? What is the line between justice and forgiveness?
Then at the end of the day, we let those deep questions rest a while and we just live our lives. We dance, read poems, sing, and tell stories. We check in with each other about relationships and health concerns. At times we sit alone or in pairs silently. And sometimes, love holds us close as we cry. But mostly we just go about the day.
Then, another morning comes, perhaps today is one of those mornings, and we find ourselves in a room together asking questions. This is what we do around here. We move around the room together, asking deep questions.