We always ask a question when there is uncertainty. Questions would not arise at all if we did not have the creative ground of uncertainty within us. The questions we ask already contain the answers in embryonic form. In other words, they are expressions of the answers. The answer may turn out to be negative or disappointing, but nevertheless, we will have discovered something real. This seems to be the starting point of meditation practice. The starting point is dissatisfaction, the absence of a dream or wishful thinking. It is something realistic, down-to-earth, and direct.
From “An Approach to Meditation,” in The Sanity We Are Born With: A Buddhist Approach to Psychology, page 44.