Note: I’m happy to let you know that I’m going to be interviewed on a radio show today, and you can call in to ask questions. I’d love to hear from you! I’ll be on The Self-Improvement Radio Show with Irene Conlan on Thursday, April 30 at 1:00 PM Pacific time. Please click here for all the details.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves… Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke
Speaking of interviews, there was a time when all I wanted was to know the answers. If someone asked me a question, my mind would get right on it, working hard to find just the right response. I wanted to know and get it right.
But now, I’m much more fascinated by questions than answers. I love to swim in not knowing, to float in the space that allows answers to arise. I don’t need to know, and I’m happy to tell my busy mind that it’s okay to be at ease.
Want to try it out? Take a breath, and let any of these questions flow into your consciousness—now and whenever you feel stuck. Your only job is to be receptive, curious, and open.
10 Uplifting Questions
1. What is most alive in me right now?
2. What is life asking of me?
3. What can I surrender right now that isn’t serving?
4. What false beliefs am I taking to be true?
5. Can I say “Yes!” to what’s happening in this moment?
6. What am I avoiding that is asking for my attention?
7. Can I welcome what’s happening in my body right now?
8. Can I stop, breathe, and simply be aware?
9. Who or what am I?
10. Can I open to what is present right now?
I’d love to hear what you discover. If you’re reading by email, please click here to visit GailBrenner.com and to comment.
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Always in love,