“Asking the proper question is the central action of transformation- in fairy tales, in analysis, and in individuation. The key question causes germination of consciousness. The properly shaped question always emanates from an essential curiosity about what stands behind. Questions are the keys that cause the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.”-Clarissa Pinkola Estes Sometimes it takes a good dose of courage to ask the questions, but the end results are what make it worth it. Have you ever met someone who just won’t go there? They don’t want to rock the boat, they are willing to stay in the stagnant water, they would rather live with dissatisfaction and lack of enthusiasm than take the risk in finding happiness and passion. So they just spend day after day, week after week, even month after month just going through the motions. Some will stay in this dull grove for years, living, but not full of life. Often, life will rock the boat or toss them overboard and they are forced to ask some questions, seek some answers, live outside their comfort zone and this can bring about a fabulous life change for them…or not.
When we feel stuck in a rut that is a clue that we need to begin asking some questions. When we are feeling disempowered…questions! When we are frustrated or feeling trapped…more questions! When we are feeling lost…ask some questions! What is beautiful about this is that we are able to encourage our growth and evolution with these questions. They truly are the keys to our forward movement, our learning and our power!
Asking questions takes practice. It also means listening to the answers. Taking the time to see how they resonate with our soul. How they may challenge us or how they may create more questions to seek answers for. There is no rush. Sometimes the process leads to clarity right away and the door swings wide open and we stride through. Sometimes it takes a little more time and consideration and we are offered a few doors as answers and we decide to take our time to view all the possibilities. Whatever happens, you can trust that all this questioning will lead you to some answers, some surprising and some feeling like the perfect fit.
Blessings ~ Lisa Meade ©COPYRIGHT 2013 Lisa Meade