|The Importance of Asking Questions|
|Post by Peter Hoddle|
|Friday, 25 May 2012 10:02|
The Importance Of Asking Questions
by Peter Hoddle
A number of years ago, while I was living in the Philippines and studying healing with famed psychic surgeon Terte, a young man called Ben came to visit this wonderful old healer.
”Do you have a question you would like to ask me?” Terte inquired.
“I haven’t had a question for 10 years,” replied Ben.
I sat there thinking, “what is wrong with this fellow!”. Here he is in the presence of the famous barehanded psychic surgeon - someone who does surgery on the human body with no instruments, just his bare bands – and had just witnessed Terte operating on patients for three hours. Yet he didn’t have a question of this humble and gifted man. I just didn’t get it.
“Are you sure?” I asked, butting in (nowadays in such a situation I know to keep my mouth shut). “This is a wonderful opportunity.”
I didn’t add my true thoughts, which were, “where are your brains, you fool? This guy knows a thing or two. Haven’t you been watching what he has just been doing?”
“No, I really don’t have a question,” Ben replied.
Much later in life, I came to understand what went on that day. Ben had read something, or been told by some fool, that all questions are irrelevant; that when you live in total truth and understanding of yourself and your place in the universe, there will be no need for questions, because then you will simply know.
However, that state is true master-hood and Ben was in no way a master! When we reach that place, we don’t need to be in this three-dimensional world - we will have gone beyond it all. Ben, however, was still very much in this world.
Ben was stuck in his ego and as such, missed a wonderful moment in life where he could have learned something powerful.
The importance of having a questioning mind cannot be overstated. We live in a vast universe in which there are many mysteries to our human mind. One of the principles of this wonderful universe is ASK AND YOU WILL RECEIVE! This means when you ask questions, the answers will begin to come - maybe not always as you would like or expect, but they will come.
This is why we have created the Ask Peter column for Nowopolis.com - not because I think I have all the answers you might seek, but by asking, you begin a process, which will lead you to answers and understanding.
What I can offer you though is many years of knowledge through learning and experience. I will give you my truth and perspectives on any question you have (perceivably big or small) - not for you to swallow and believe but for you to consider.
Ben was a prime example of an ego running the show. Remember, your ego is comfortable where you are; it doesn’t want you to change or grow. Your ego will do everything to stay where you are. It’s your soul that wants you to change and grow.
Some people are happy to be where they are and others like those of you who are reading this, want to know how to go beyond. Don’t forget to ASK!
All content copyright 2012 Peter Hoddle & The Council Of 12. Reprinted with permission from www.soulandego.com.au
Peter Hoddle is a highly renowned Australian metaphysical teacher who works directly with The Council Of 12 – a group of non-physical, infinitely wise higher beings who assist humankind with soul growth and spiritual development. Peter’s latest five-part workshop series The Soul & The Ego is lead by The Council 12 and transforms the lives of those who truly desire change.
Learn more about Peter at www.soulandego.com.au
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