The Power of Questions

The power of a good question cannot be valued. Or of a good question-er, for that matter.

I am flummoxed at the number of people who are poor at creating the questions which will lead them to the next level, whether that be in a relationship, in their career, or in their spiritual engagement.

Questions unlock doors; they open up spaces.

Here are two amazing questions I saw today via Greg McKeown:

Are you proud of the choices you are making at home?

Are you proud of the choices you are making at work?

These alone could chart your course for the rest of the year. Or how about this one:

What do you emotionally need today?

This could be asked of yourself … something rare and difficult to do. But even more daring and profoundly impacting – what if you asked it of your closest loved ones? And then didn’t let them shrug it off with ‘I don’t know’ … but stuck with them until they actually thought about it and had a heart-reply?

Here is the piece de resistance:

Lord, how do you interpret this situation?

A perspective larger than yourself is often what is needed for break-through and for emotional health. For humility. For sanity.

Too often we stay lodged in our statements and our sureness and our schedules; never bothering to venture out into another person’s experience – including our own.

Notice good questions. Write them down. Ask them.

You’ll be amazed at what positive changes they can bring into your life.

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