Questions for Living
Many of you know that I like questions more than answers. And when I come across a good question, I almost always write it down. Imagine my delight in finding a bunch of questions written by Ellie Harris entitled “Questions for Living.” We learn by asking questions when we have the patience to grow into our answers. So here they are from the beautiful magazine “Bella Grace” (Spring, 2016). (I’ve italicised the ones I love.)
- What do you want to be and who are you now?
- What do you unequivocally believe in?
- What was the last time you were your own best friend?
- Have you found that something you are looking for? Do you even know what it is?
- Do you welcome things you don’t understand and give room for clarity to grow?
- Who or what do you wake up for?
- What makes you feel like a child?
- When are you in your past self? When are you in your best self?
- Can you truly forgive others? Can you forgive yourself?
- Whose voice brings you peace?
- Have you decided what to be when you grow up?
- Do you like what you’ve become?
- What are you holding onto? Is it time to let it go?
- What memory do you hold the tightest?
- When is enough truly enough?
- Why do you fear what you fear?
- Why do you believe what you believe?
- What makes you feel important?
- What are you sorry for?
- What is your most secret wish?
- When is the last time you have a real conversation with God?
- Do you wish you had a do-over?
- How can you make this day not ordinary?
- What you love about yourself?
- What is the dictionary definition of you?
- Are you living out of desire or circumstance?
- Do you wake up thankful?
- What are you waiting for?
- Who do you love? Do they know?
- If you could have a conversation with anyone, who would you want to talk to?
- What is the last time you took yourself out for a date?
Here is something interesting – people with social anxiety can often “solve” it by digging a bit deeper and getting out of the superficiality of superficial conversation. I ask my anxious clients to pick 3 questions to ask a friend or a stranger and watch what happens.
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