Note to Self: Ask Questions


Note to self: as you go through your day, remember to ask questions.  At your best, you lean into life with a spirit of openness and inquiry.  You allow your discoveries to renew and revitalize you.  You ask questions and seek answers.  But sometimes you become afraid.  Questioning seems too risky.  Expectations, taboos, and possibilities of unfavourable reactions may deter you from asking questions that reach beneath the surface of things.  Somedays you simply cannot muster the confidence or curiosity to move beyond yourself.  Practice remaining curious by asking questions.  This will help keep you on your best path.

You don’t have to have all the answers either.  It’s all right to admit when you haven’t figured something out.  Any static set of ideas will never completely capture the extraordinary dynamics of life.  Don’t give into the temptation of accepting false certainties or safe conformities.  There is some measure of comfort and security to be found here.  But the price you pay for it is your freedom and intellectual integrity.  Instead of being satisfied with quick and easy answers, learn to live the most profound questions of life.  Hold them in your heart and mind.  Allow the questions to guide you, to challenge you, and to inspire you in your searchings.  See these questions as close companions on your journey.

Life’s greatest and most enriching mysteries cannot be solved in a lifetime.  Rather, such mysteries invite your consent and participation.


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