Why? is the best question. It’s not what; not who; not where; not when; not how; but the question”why?” That is the best source of the wisdom and power.
And this is the part that confuses most people… it isn’t the answers to the query, but the question that offers both power and wisdom. As soon as you start to ask yourself why, you start to accumulate both power and wisdom.
Inscribed above the doorway that led to the Oracle of Delphi was the axiom… the first precept of self-mastery… Know Thyself. How do you understand thyself? Simply ask why.
Yes, you can learn a lot by asking what, who, where, when and how; but in asking why, you reach the heart of the matter. By way of example, what you believe is critically important; BUT why you believe what you believe is much more crucial; AND, understanding why you believe what you believe will provide you enormous insight into who you are and how you are creating what you have in life.
Why do you believe what you believe? What is your intent? Why do you think in what you think? Do you have any intention in thinking in that? Why do you feel the way you feel? To what end? Why do you do what you do? Why do you have what you have? The answers may offer insight; but it’s the asking of this question that offers wisdom. The answers may show potential; but it’s the asking of this query that generates personal power. The question really comes down to… what exactly are your intentions?
It’s really quite simple. Ideas, thought; beliefs, thought in; feelings allowed; things done, without a clear and purposeful intent will create unintended results. When you are and act without intentionality, you are only a creature of occasion and circumstance. When you bring intentionality to all that you are and all that you do, you turn into a causal agent and can consciously create the events and circumstances that will offer the ease and abundance you would like.
Without intention, the way things unfold in the world appear to be confusing and even, perhaps, chaotic. If your intention is applied, the way things unfold in the world appear to be harmonious and in sync with your own ideals and expectations. It’s your intentionality that brings a harmony of thought, word and deed and it is this harmony that puts you into the flow of things.
Your intent is the expression of your will. Your will is your personal power. If you allow yourself to hold any ideas or beliefs or emotions or allow yourself to carry out any actions without any particular intention as the primary motivation, then you are not claiming your power and not expressing your own will.
As soon as your predominant and repetitive thought patterns are intentionally chosen, as soon as your core beliefs are intentionally and consciously chosen, when your primary emotions or prevailing attitudes are knowingly and intentionally picked, when what you do and what you enact is done on purpose and with purpose, with intentionality, you are powerful indeed.
So pay attention to your aims.
Always ask yourself… why am I thinking this? Why do I feel this? Why am I doing this? What is my aim? What is the objective? Yes, the answers will provide you new insights and a feeling of your potential to make unique choices that will produce unique outcomes; BUT, more importantly, as soon as you opt to ask yourself why, you’ll have already become a wiser and more powerful individual and you’ll be on the path toward self-mastery.
The four principle components of conscious creation are: thought, desire, belief and intent. Self-mastery is attained when one establishes conscious control of all four components.