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