I believe that asking the “right” questions can lead to the “right” answers. Because of this, I daily train myself to ask the most proper questions I can think of in the hope that this can make me better at it. Ok, answers will bring information and awareness, which can be frightening. This can help us, but it can also hurt us if we’re not ready to receive the answers we get. The things we think we know about ourselves are so deeply rooted that we perceive them as being true. And who it is to say they’re not? How do we differentiate between the things we think we know about ourselves and our true self?
The thing is that our “true self” can contain some core beliefs that can hurt us in the long term. Think about raising with some parents that always told you you’re not good enough. What core belief do you think you’ll develop over the years? That you’re not good enough. You can end up rejecting some great things because you believe you’re not good enough to receive them. Emotions can be great indicators of what’s happening “upstairs”. We sometimes don’t realize what kind of stinky thoughts we have some time to time, but we do realize that we feel bad. When this happens, we need to ask ourselves some questions so we can understand what triggered that. This will help us change something if that’s the case or at least, we know what we should avoid, even though ignoring these will not help us in the long term.
What do you think about questioning yourself? If you had a book with 365 question, would you answer to at least one per day?