Elevate Your Questions, Elevate Your Life
“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” ~ Albert Einstein
“We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
“The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others.” ~ James Baldwin
upon you the power to use your questions as a tool. Whenever you are in a bad place the questions you ask will go to work for you in any way you want. Now suppose you woke up and thought, “Huh, that was a bit weird”, and as you went about your day the dream slipped away as they often do. However, what you don’t realize is that though the dream may have disappeared, your new magic power remained. Actually, this isn’t as far-fetched a story as it may seem. You do have the power to fashion your questions into a tool; unfortunately, most of us sleepwalk through this. We unconsciously utilize this power to get us further away from where we want to be without even realizing it. Most people find themselves in an emotional hole and use their questions to fashion a shovel instead of a ladder. So how can you use your questioning
super power for good? By elevating your questions, you elevate your life.
hat if you had this wonderful dream where a genie came to you and said I’m bestowing
The Hole of Despair Imagine you are in an emotional hole
of despair. Perhaps you’ve experienced a series of unfortunate events, such as a car accident, a job layoff, or a health crisis. What feels most comfortable is to use
shovel questions to keep digging, without realizing you are putting yourself deeper and deeper in the hole. These questions sound like this:
Why doesn’t anything work out the way I want it to?
What else can go wrong?
These questions feed the pain of the situation with your focus and energy. You can almost feel them look down as they direct your attention to the bottom of the pit.
Ladder questions shift your focus to a
higher vibration. They sound like this: I wonder what good would come of this?
I’m right aren’t I? ___________ is wrong. Can you believe she did that?
What will my new adventure be like? Now that
I have this opening, what
would be the most fun thing I could do right now?
These questions raise your vibration
and elevate your focus. They are curiosity- based questions so if you realize you are asking yourself shovel questions shift into a place of wonder and curiosity and ask new questions from this vantage point.
The Hole of Blame Imagine you are in an emotional hole
of blame. You know the one where what- ever is happening around you is the fault of someone else. Your boss is a jerk, your sister-in-law is irritating, your kids are driv- ing you nuts, and don’t even get me started about your mom. Your shovel questions in this hole often focus on outward things, which keep you trapped. They sound like this:
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