One of the most valuable skills a person can develop is asking the right questions. It seems like life keeps bringing experiences we are consciously looking for. The right question can change your focus, target your awareness and bring answers.
Questions Make Sense of Things
One area questioning can help understanding the world is making sense of things. How many times have we had an experience that was less than pleasant. A loss, a death, an accident or something else that on the surface is a totally negative experience. And that could be all it is, but when you ask the right question, you find out for sure. What is good about this situation that I don’t see at first? What are the benefits that I can’t see right now? How can my life benefit from this situation? Read more... (629 words, 8 images, estimated 2:31 mins reading time)
The ability to question things is one of the greatest gifts that people are given. It is not a skill that I developed until recently in life but I think it should be one that our society encourages in all people, everywhere, all the time.
Why We Don’t Question Anything
For much of my life, I was conditioned to accept what authority symbols in my life told me. Our parents started us off by giving us the rules of how we were supposed to behave and the baton of behavioral instruction was passed to teachers and religious organizations who managed to move me toward a fear based existence. “Do what we say or you are wrong.” That was the mantra of society. Read more... (540 words, 4 images, estimated 2:10 mins reading time)