Her Persistent Question (Spirituality, Being present, Curiosity)

Tonight, we were in the car when out-of-the-blue she said something unusual…

Her – “Daddy, I have something to tell you.”

Me – “Okay…”

I shut off the car radio to be fully present as this sounded important.

Her – “You know how when you ask the meaning of a word it gives you another word?”

Me – “Uh…”

She tried to explain, but I didn’t understand. Our conversation went on to other things, but I returned as she had made a point about wanting to tell me about it.

Somehow, the word ‘absolute’ came up.

Her – “What does that mean?”

Me – “Done?”

Her – “What does that mean?”

Me – “Finished.”

Her – “What does that mean?”

This continued on and on. As it proceeded, I had to really think about it. Sometimes, I was quiet for a good while before coming up with the word.

My answers to her persistent question…

“There’s nothing more to do”

“Sit”

“Silence”

“Listening”

“Hearing”

“Knowing”

“Clarity

“Movement”

“Progress”

“Fulfillment”

“Happiness”

“Alignment”

“Harmony”

“Freedom”

“Spirit”

“Essence”

Her – “What does that mean?”

I decided to leave it at that. We were home, walking in the door, and I wanted her to hop in the shower, get ready for bed and finish off our day with Harry Potter.

It was interesting, though, to see where her one question led.

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