Living Questions … Are we there yet?
‘Are we there yet?’
Every parent has heard this question from the back of the car once the two minutes of ‘Eye Spy’ have worn off.
Maybe questions like this never quite go away but they just change form as we hit adolescence. They morph into questions like ‘Why am I here?’, ‘Where am I heading? and ‘What is the meaning of my life?’ These questions may remain with us our whole lives, and they are so big they may defy pat answers. We may respond to them differently at different times in our lives.
We could call these ‘living questions’. Once questions like these come out of the bottle, they remain with us, prompting us to reflect on our values, choices and relationships in all kinds of fruitful ways—even as they may make us feel uncomfortable at times.