What are we? Why are we here after all?

It’s actually a necessary hell to ask impossible questions…Yet, the whole point is to realize the blatant inappropriateness of human logic, and in due time, gradually experience the incredible relief and ease of not pondering anymore…

She:
“In due time”? I beg to differ. ALL time is in the now. Change is instantaneous.

Me:

There is time – there is no time. There is a process of becoming – there is no process and no becoming.

To be concrete: Let´s say you want to play Rachmaninoff´s third piano concerto and you have never played the piano before. Albeit that time is always in the now, you will still need years to develop the skill which matches the difficulty of that piece.
The same with inner resistance or the inappropriateness of human logic: of course it can happen instantly, but despite that linearity and growth is a dream, it is a nevertheless a gradual process. For the record, let´s ask a Zen master, as to why he gives impossible questions – koans – to his disciples…

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What do we pay for really…?

Paul:
Humans are the only species that has to pay to live on Earth.  But who are we paying?Honestly, I am calling into question the power structures that have been in existence for centuries because I find them to be absolutely ludicrous!

Why on EARTH (pun intended) should we, everyday humans, PAY to EXIST?!?

Me:
Very good point.
Indeed, most people never question this fact,
but do we need to pay in order to exist?…
Utterly speaking, what is the act of paying about…?
What does it entail, Who is paying who…and for what?
And again…- WHY?…

Is our breath expensive…?
What about our Being Alive…?

Water in the desert is surely expensive.
For the drowning man, water has no longer
such a high price…or does it?…
Or maybe we can both drown and pay.

Paul:
I just find this so troubling, and yes you are right in asking these
questions which I have asked myself.

I will quote Raj Patel in saying:

“People know the cost of everything, but the VALUE of nothing.”

What do you think?

Me:
Again, how do we value our breath, or a sip of water when really thirsty?
How much does this moment cost…? Are these words of mine “expensive” or “cheap”?…
What price shall we put on this very dialogue?

How can people ever know the value of anything if they never allow themselves to really
live…and do anything which really counts?…

Value derives from motivation, and motivation is Being Alive.

Let´s celebrate this Alive-ness!

https://julienmatei.com/2012/07/10/we-are-very-busy/

https://julienmatei.com/2012/09/20/paul-asking-vital-questions/

https://julienmatei.com/2012/05/23/a-disturbing-truth-by-lucianus-mauricius/

https://julienmatei.com/2012/11/19/do-you-recognize-what-you-ask-for/

https://julienmatei.com/2012/11/01/what-is-money-really/