ANSWER by Mr P: "A somewhat ‘cryptic’ question but one which often laces all thought: the requirement to 'know'. As such, it is a valuable question we can all ask ourselves, no? Wishing to know an outcome affects the decision in relation to the action. Let me explain.
If one were to wish, for instance, for a trip to Mongolia, we might decide on what we wish to experience, and arrange our plans accordingly. As such we have set the intention, and purely await the delivery. This is set within clear and understood boundaries; when one boards the plane, one is en-route. An outcome is guaranteed and the intention influences – in a myriad of ways – the experience.
What is perhaps not acknowledged though, is that before the trip is even undertaken, the journey in itself has ‘occurred’. What plays out, is man’s experience of experiencing his or her intention via the situational exchanges happening along the way. How he or she interprets and reacts to the journey is in fact the outcome of the journey itself. The question therefore becomes, why take the journey?
Seeing life as a playing out of one’s visions is the experience to know. Not knowing: of something out of reach, ‘in the future’ (though such a ‘situation’ does not in fact exist) or ‘over there’. The ‘outcome’ is the experience and feeling state right now, in this very moment, against a backdrop – or projection – of vision. What man sees he enables, but the experience of the vision will depend on his or her ability to notice that no other time exists other than the now. (Indeed the ‘now’ itself cannot be quantified in any such way, but for the purposes of awareness in relation to understanding action against outcome, it suffices as a motif). As man moves from moment to moment, he creates the content to fill and complete his vision. He goes no-where and operates outside of ‘time’ for in each moment he or she 'is' time. One can never ‘get away’ from the now.
Wishing to create a future outcome in order to increase one’s happiness guarantees one thing: greater unhappiness. By contrast, ensuring that this moment provides happiness enables the freedom of choice and awareness.
States of emotion affect man’s experience of himself. Not of life, but of the life flowing through him. It is the awareness of the choice – that one can choose to observe differently – which enables the ability to function within spheres of influence guaranteeing a ‘happy’ immediate outcome. This does not negate the value of ‘working towards’ something, or building an empire, a creative catalog or a place to attract others. These visions are important and necessary to the evolution of man, but what is necessary from a spiritual and well-being aspectual view, is the feeling-state of the journey.
We would advocate ‘booking a trip to Mongolia’ for everyone – as a metaphoric example of experiencing the unknown, the grounded and the aliveness of the planet. But we would ask you to question ‘why’ the wish for the journey? In this awareness, the journey has then begun – in outcome and experience – as each moment adds to fill the container of ‘Mongolia’. The journey becomes not the experience of ‘it’, but the immediate and powerful experience of oneself. Man becomes his own ‘why'."