What does it mean to live in the question?
Years ago, I fell in love with the movie: A Room with a View. This was one of those Ivory Merchant period productions, so popular in the 80s, and especially popular with me. Starring Helena Bonham-Carter and Maggie Smith, the movie followed a young English woman’s journey as she came of age in Florence. The scenery was beautiful, of course, and when I eventually made a trip to Florence with my ex-fiancee in 1995, I expected to find the view they talked about in that particular movie.
Did I find that view? No, I did not.
Silly, I know. I was doomed for disappointment. How can real life emulate an art form, which by its very nature attempted to emulate life? In other words, I was looking for a copy of a copy of a copy, which had also passed its sell-by date. The movie was set in 1908.
But I do remember the question. There was a wonderful scene in the movie about living the question, which I took to mean being open to life.
I realize as part of my 30-day challenge, to shift my reality, that I like to figure things out in advance, I need to figure out things in advance, and I want to figure things out in advance. But…
How much space does that leave for the magic of the Universe?
Not very much.
So this is the challenge to myself as I head into the final week of these 30 days. Allow myself to live the magic of possibility. Turn off the thinker and be open to receive from the Universe.
As I live the question, who knows what doors will open that couldn’t be opened before?
A Room with a View, E.M. Forster, (1908)