state of consciousness that it opens up. By asking a question, you
let go of thinking you know the answer… If you can sincerely ask a
question, you open up space in which a new solution can emerge.”
~ Conscious Loving, Gay & Kathryn Hendricks
In Western culture we spend much time looking for and wanting to
have the right answer. We think everything will be all right if
only we find the perfect answer.
Our lives however, are shaped more by the questions we ask and
those we fail to ask, than the answers we find. A question can
be the ‘Quest-I-on’. There are worlds to explore when we learn
to just sit with the question. Its a place of self-discovery.
Choose one or two questions to write in your journal or on a blank
page. Let your mind savor them, roll them around, play with them for a
couple weeks. Let loose your imagination. Write down your responses.
You’ll find new possibilities that will give you a lifetime of wonder.
What gives my life meaning?
What would I do if I were 10 times bolder?
What gives me delight?
If I had three wishes what would they be?
What would change if I decided to have a rich and fulfilling life?
What would I regret having left undone if it were the end or my
What gift do I have to share that can make the world a better place?
What am I willing to do today towards having the life I want?