Sometimes, when we ask someone a question, they get furious. They act out, like: “As if you didn’t know that”, “You should know by now”, “Why do you ask this question?”, “You know why I will not answer it”.
When we ask a question, the other one may answer or not answer. When people ask us a question, we answer or don’t answer.
What happens inside of us, when we don’t answer? Could it be that we don’t want to hear the answer ourselves? Could it be that we believe that the other don’t deserve to get an answer from us? Could it be that we are afraid that the other one disapproves of the answer?
Could it be that we need some more time to listen in silence to hear the answer?
“I hear what you ask, and I need some time to go inside and find what comes to mind. Please ask me again later”.
Most of the time that is the case. I am not talking about: “What are we having for breakfast”, although it might apply to that also…
When someone asks a question
and we receive it
in the silence of our heart
the heart will answer
with the silence of
the speaking truth …