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Why Ask Why?

Often we hear people ask “Why” about something...

Often we hear people ask “Why” about something.

My sons regularly used to ask things like “Mummy, why does it rain? How does that happen?” which was great as it showed a developing mind seeking information about things they experienced.

Some of their questions were easy to answer without too much information for them to process at that age and some were more tricky. But I did my best to answer honestly and to find it out if I didn’t know the answer. (No internet in those days!) I did my best and left the rest.

So it is often a good thing to ask “Why?” as the replies can increase our understanding and knowledge.

In some circumstances, it can be counter-productive to ask why. Especially if we are repeatedly asking in a negative way, like “Why did this happen to me?”

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Searching for reasons and finding differing theories about why such and such a symptom is challenging us can increase our tensions around that symptom, which then causes tension in our mind and in our muscles etc. This all reinforces our protector parts actions to fight off what they see as a threat.

There may not even be an answer to find. Sending our Amygdala/Insula into the loop again by asking “Why” repeatedly is not helpful to our retraining and to the calming of our systems.

Accepting that things may just be as they are and allowing them to be so, helps calm our systems, which can then free our bodies to heal themselves.

Ours not to reason why, ours just to do (GP) and fly.

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Margaret Cory

Having been forced to stop working aged 53 due to CFS, I was later diagnosed with Fibromyalgia as well. (With the added challenges of hypersensitivity to chemicals, smells, various foodstuffs, bright light, noise, etc.)

10 years later I found the Gupta Program and started my recovery. Wanting to pay back some small part of what I owe the Gupta Program I later volunteered to be a moderator in the Facebook Gupta Forum.

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