You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn’t it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.
J. Michael Straczynski.
Self-inquiry is the key to understanding what makes our soul sing, or our spirit suffocate – it is how we learn the difference and get to the centre of our being. I hope at least some of the questions in THink will enable you to do just that – to tarry a while and tease your thought processes out into the open, so that you can reflect, imagine, and then visualise who you want to be.
Did you grow up believing that life should be fair?
And then came to realise that it isn’t?
Or maybe you are still hoping?
It’s very easy to look at those who were born with good looks, talent, immense wealth and so on, and wonder why them and not you.
It’s also just as easy to ascribe all that we do not like to life being downright unfair.
And easier still to conclude that all the unfairness only ever happens to us alone.
Where do you come in the above?
Have a think about times when you were absolutely convinced that life had been unfair to you.
How old were you?
How did it make you feel?
Why did it make you feel this way?
What supporting evidence do you have that it was all down to unfairness?
Did you overcompensate in some way to negate the unfairness?
How did that manifest itself?
And finally, one more to throw into the mix …
Do you think fairness is a choice?
There are no right or wrong answers here – these questions are merely an aid to help you explore your emotions and circumstances so that you can start to develop self-awareness and move forward in a more positive way.