Since I started developing my research, solutions, and approaches (and, to be honest, my social media profile), I have searched for the one thing. The thing that describes what I stand for, what I want to spread to the world, what answers the most pressing question I try to answer, which is: how to live in right relation with the planet.
After a conversation I had with a very smart and insightful person, I hope to call my friend sometime soon, I realized I will never have the answer. The longer I ask the question, the more questions open up. These questions become more refined, more detailed, more specific, closer to the chore. But they never leave me with an answer. Questions turn into more questions. Questions don’t exist to find answers they exist to find more questions.
*As a side note: The 10.000 things is a metaphor for the phenomenal world of form in Daoism. It refers to everything there is.
“The Tao generates the One, the One generates the Two, the Two generate the Three, the Three generate the ten thousand things”.
TAO TE CHING, 42
And to go a bit further. The number 42 is the answer to everything in the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe.