Friday, April 19, 2013

Questioning


"Asking the proper questions is the central action of transformation.  Questions are the key that causes the secret doors of the psyche to swing open."
-- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

It is in our questioning that awareness has its genesis.   Delving into the meaning of life sets the stage for our awakening.  In the curious task of asking profound questions, we stir from our slumber of forgetfulness and begin to understand who we are and why we are here.

Our questions awaken intuition, wisdom, and the guidance of our soul’s desire.  They drive us toward the existential, the nebulous, and the mysteries about us.  We turn within to the inner self, and without, to our guides and mentors, and, finally, to the essence of the universe for answers.  Our thirst is the thirst of humanity searching for the drenching rain of soul understanding that so often eludes us on this plane of existence.

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What questions might you ask?  Questioning the direction of your career, what foods you want to eat, what you should buy, how to raise your children, what church you might attend, all seem important in the moment.  You probably have a hundred questions running through your mind right now.  However, what about the most important questions, those that relate to your values, your spirituality, your relationships, how you show up in this life, and your eternity?  Perhaps you ignored these in the cacophony of your perpetual busyness, your victimhood, your anger, or your addictions.

Your soul whispers to you to ask the deeper questions, to look beyond this material world and the shallowness of your striving, to study the great writers, mystics, and philosophers for their questions and musings, and to create your own interrogations of the universe, of God, of your spirit within.  Ask your questions of your guides and consider carefully their responses.  Seek your gut feeling, your soul’s aspirations, and your enactment of life as you consider the alternatives.  Go deeper, so deep you become lost in the mysteries that churn within you.  Let your awareness grow of both the concrete and the nebulous as you pose and contemplate your questions.

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Most importantly, seek the mind of God, whatever your perception, concept or belief about God may be.  The Universe holds the answers!

-- Pete

1 comment:

jan said...

I like to keep it simple.
Question: What is today for?
Answer: Let's find out.