Salaam and Greetings of Peace:
Often I try to solve a problem by adding more information. When that does not solve it, I seek out more. The more my search yields nothing, the more desperate I become for just the right answer, the correct word or phrase that will dispel all my anxiety and solve the ache in my heart – forever.
There are no answers – there is only the quiet speaking to me, the void reaching out its hand for me to take. The answer, if there is one, emerges in the stillness within one or reveals itself naturally over time. I do not need to feel afraid of falling into a dark abyss within my soul. I do not need to be afraid because God is there. There is no reality that is not penetrated by God. I am alive. If we did not worry, most of us would feel we were not alive. To be struggling with a problem is for the majority of us an indication of existence. We cannot imagine life without a problem; and the more we are occupied with a problem, the more alert we think we are… Will worry resolve the problem or does the answer… come when the mind is quiet?