I laugh now as I reflect on a past situation when I thought I was being prosecuted and lamented, Why Me?”

I’m the only one who has ever felt this way, right.  I know.  I get it.

“Why Me?  I’m a good Person…” I will spare you the rest because obviously, you have heard the woe-is-me cry from someone, and though you sympathized, you know they are asking the wrong questions, and focusing on victimhood is not going to pull them out of the pit.

Why not me is the right question.  I will get out of this, is the correct position and only position of survival.  Okay this is a hard lesson and I intend to learn it. I guess there is more growing left in me.

There are of course other situations, when Why is necessary, and the response could be illuminating.

Why are you being mean me to?

Why am I so so afraid?

Why am I willing to continue to work for someone I do not respect?

Why don’t I get what I want?

Why am I not doing what I say I love?

And myriad other whys.

Here is an insight I would like to share with you.  “Why” is always a time to pause, to reflect, to be introspective, to go within. to research, to change directions.

Why means you are at the crossroad and there are at least four directions that you can choose from.  Why?

It’s just your time.

Why? Because you are not a victim.

Why, well I don’t know, let me get back to you.

Why…well you are in a state of arriving.

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