“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein
How do you know if a witch is truly a witch? Thankfully, we learn the answer to this difficult question in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”:
She must weigh the same as a duck.
Unlike such a complicated question of science, we don’t often have answers to life’s toughest questions. Yet, does that mean we should stop asking them? I mean, I’m no fan of questions without answers, but I am convinced that it’s better to ask than to remain in a state of ignorance.
Are you a believer in spirituality, God, Jesus, Buddha, etc…? If so, have you asked yourself why?
Are you an atheist, agnostic, humanist, etc…? Same question: have you really examined why you believe what you believe?
It’s easy to claim a belief; it’s much harder to explain why. It takes a willingness to be wrong to search for the truth. We are often so stuck in our own beliefs that we are missing the truth that may be right in front of us.
I’m guilty of believing some things in my life “just ‘cause”…because it was convenient…because it felt right…What about you?
Some might say that I’ve been a doubter and a skeptic about too many things throughout my life. Ask my parents and my college professors. However, my perspective about doubt and faith really evolved when I was in college. One of my professors once said:
“Embrace doubt. If you really want truth, doubt can lead you there.”
I believe in Jesus. If you’ve read my writing before, then you already know this. But, even if you don’t believe in God, this verse from the Scriptures speaks to the heart of this discussion:
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13
Whatever it is that you seek, are you seeking it with all of your heart? If it’s truth about God, are you committed to ask all of the right questions? Are you willing to discover that you’ve been wrong all along?
Questions and doubts are healthy if they lead to an honest search for truth. If we only cling to beliefs because of how we feel, what we prefer, or what we were told, then maybe it’s time to start questioning why we believe what we believe.
This journey on the search for truth all begins with one very important question:
Are you willing to discover and accept that you’re wrong about your current beliefs?