Just Because

Kids often tell you they're doing what they're doing, "Just because."

In this moment, they are relaying great depth of wisdom and insight.

They're doing what they're doing because they're being the cause. The question, "Why are you doing that?" engages the mind, which has not caught up yet to what is being expressed through their being.

The best answer to this question then? Just because. 

If you could ask any creature in nature — plant or animal — what they're doing, like the child, they will not be able to properly answer. 

Nature's creatures know nothing but being. They do just because. Because they are being informed from within, beyond the level of thought. Their actions, then, take on a quality of effortlessness. All of nature occupies an effortless space. And in that effortlessness, a tremendous amount of work gets accomplished.

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, we have minds and an ongoing inner monologue that constantly analyses, puts labels on things, and strategises. It wants to understand and figure things out. It especially wants to know what to do next (to be okay).

We also have hearts, or the faculty of intuition and instant, unprompted knowledge that do not need to ask questions.

More and more, we want to identify with our hearts and shed ourselves of all our unanswered questions.

It is a not so simple but, ultimately, a simple matter of trust to do so.

Trust what? That you will know what to do when you need to know, and not a moment before.