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 lifeís 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).


Elsie Hovav
Elsie H5 years ago

Thank you - really something to think about.

Seda A.
Seda A5 years ago

thank you!

Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thank you. Very interesting.

a             y m.
g d c5 years ago


Dale Overall

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.

Atocha B.
Mary F5 years ago

Great article! Will print and hang in my bedroom!

devon leonard
Devon L5 years ago

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

Angela N.
Angela N5 years ago

thank you =)

Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago


Joe R.
Joe R5 years ago

Done. Thanks.