I was journaling a few days ago and mentioned that I’d just had a minor revelation while working a more challenging Sudoku puzzle, which was to “Keep working it,” until the correct number for that square became obvious (‘can be this number, but can’t be that one’, etc.).
That one breakthrough puzzle piece then became the tipping domino that triggered the remainder of blank number slots to fall into place; to which I then thought likewise that ‘if you can just find that first answer to your life questions, then all the other answers will fall into place.’
Then I asked myself ‘But what is the QUESTION to which the first answer is so influential?’
Now to me the first question would be, “What is the meaning or purpose of LIFE?” Or more personally, “What is the meaning and purpose of MY life?”
In my opinion, the first answer to that general question would be, “LIFE is a training ground.” And then the answer to the more personal question would be, “The meaning and purpose of my LIFE is to engage with and learn from my surroundings, because it is ‘training me’ in some way—FOR WHAT I have no idea.”
So to follow through with that somewhat revelatory logic above, whenever I hit a snag in my life path or encounter a difficult patch of road that I’m currently traveling, the best strategy would be to simply “Keep working it,” until a solution to the problem is revealed, because if you work it long enough, the multitude of options fall away until you only have one or two choices available.
And a binary choice is simpler than multiple choices, even if it’s a hard one to make, like whether you “Stay or Go?”