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Ask Yourself Ten Mysterious Questions

Ask Yourself Ten Mysterious Questions

As a very helpful teacher once told me, sometimes asking the right questions is much more important than getting answers. Mulling over deep questions about our true selves, the nature of our real work, and the passions that move us provides valuable food for thought: intriguing insights and images often erupt spontaneously from our inner selves when we ask questions like these.

Here, then, are ten mysterious questions to wake up our inner selves. You may choose one or two that really intrigue you as jumping-off places for meditation. Or you might try imagining that you are asking an infinitely wise part of yourself that knows all your answers already and then simply listen for the answer. Or try automatic writing. Or simply chew the questions over for awhile.

However you choose to begin your exploration, enjoy the fascinating images and mysteries that will come up when you ask yourself these ten questions:

What is my life’s work?

What are my unique gifts?

What are the issues I must face?

What activities deeply nourish me?

What brings me pleasure and joy?

What is the next step I must take in order to become more fully myself?

What needs to be healed in me?

How am I meant to serve?

What is my passion?

What is the task ahead of me now?

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By Cait Johnson, author of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air (SkyLight Paths, 2002).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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1:00PM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Thank you - really something to think about.

5:23AM PDT on Oct 7, 2012

thank you!

1:32AM PDT on Oct 7, 2012

Thank you. Very interesting.

9:55AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012


8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Intriguing and interesting questions that at one time or another we need to ask ourselves. This can be mysterious as we do not always have the answers to the questions or have given these the deep thought that it deserves. Some of us just go through life on auto pilot without searching for inner meaning or helping others.

9:11AM PDT on Jul 6, 2012

Great article! Will print and hang in my bedroom!

9:07AM PDT on Jul 6, 2012

These questions are powerful to ask ourselves at any age/stage of our life.. Bon Voyage!!

9:16PM PDT on May 16, 2012

thank you =)

11:36AM PDT on May 16, 2012


6:54AM PDT on May 5, 2012

Done. Thanks.

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