Every Thursday I post a quote or thought for all of us to ponder.
I am a life coach who asks questions to individuals who come to me with questions. Each of us has the answers within ourselves and we are our own best expert, but we don’t always realize it. Have you ever found yourself asking others for advice, and then you sift through it, and decide whether or not to act on their ‘brilliant’ advice? Often, it’s just our doubts and fears that block our clarity and creativity.
Those doubts and fears can be questioned.
So many of us try to change our circumstances and other people so that we can be happy. This rarely works. It’s like wearing purple tinted sunglasses and complaining that everything is too purple. We try to change that color, by reaching our arms away from ourselves to erase the purple off. But, it’s our glasses that need to be removed. Once we understand that we can change the lenses in the eyeglasses (our PERCEPTIONS, BELIEFS) we start to experience empowerment, peace and happiness. HOW? Question our thoughts, really our conditioned perceptions called limiting beliefs.
Powerful questions yield powerful solutions. I’m always willing to ask a few.
Here are some of my favorite quotes.
You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel. The same questions, asked again, bring you just the answers you need just the minute you need them. –Richard Bach
“The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.”
~ John Fowles
“Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.”
~ e.e. cummings
“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.”
“Change is not merely necessary to life – it is life.”
~ Alvin Toffler
“The “silly question” is the first intimation of some totally new development.”
“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”
“Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.”
“Look for the answer inside your question.”
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