For some reason I’m attracted to the unanswerable questions. You know the kind. The ones at the root of situations that make people pause, and cause conversations stop.
Here’s the thing. Answers to unanswerable questions can often come in drips, sometimes over years, and build into frameworks and processes. They don’t solve themselves, and so they need to be held.
Two things are held in the same time. The deep and urgent importance of the answer to said question AND the fact that the question’s answer may not be immediately revealed. The act of holding these two things at the same time builds patience, trust, and resilience. Patience comes from waiting for the answer. Trust comes from believing that an answer is possible, and if not, you’ll get to know as much as you need to discern and act. Resilience comes from the strength developed in the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual journey towards the answer.