We sometimes search the entire universe, and more (which is what the brain is) for the one precise answer. This is probably the reason why that answer hides in plain sight.
I went on holiday to the hills, hoping the scenery would provide an opportunity to reflect – plenty of idle time. I was hoping the lap of nature would manifest the answers I wanted. I thought I needed to breathe a different air to find what I was looking for. The city seemed to have congested my mind, which was yearning for only a sliver of solace.
I needed answers to all of life’s, ‘extremely pertinent questions’, concerning the universe and my place in it. At the time, these impertinent questions did seem to be the key to every problem I had ever faced. So I searched my brain and probed its thoughts. The answer was infuriatingly non-existent.
The reason – I was searching in the wrong place. I didn’t need nature’s nest to think. The very fact that I thought I needed it meant I had already done my fair share of thinking.
The answer was the solution to all of life’s perplexities – to refrain from thinking more than I needed to. I needed just one more thing to find the coveted answer – the will to stop thinking. I needed to forget the thoughts I was pondering on.
It’s ironic. The very objective of my holiday was to analyse every facet of my thinking brain, but to arrive at a conclusion, I had to stop thinking. So I did, and I found my answer.