"Answers cannot come without the Questions"
This article defines questioning into two parts.
The first part is about the importance of questioning in general, i.e. Taking the steps to question ourselves about the way we live or questioning about the answers we receive from other people.
This is important because it can be so easy to just simply follow other people's answers in life and forget to discover the answers ourselves. When we don't ask enough questions, we can easily lose ourselves and start following what the majority is doing.
The secondpart is about addressingthe importance of questioning when we do not know something and the fear of being judged if we do.
Questioning In Depth
"Just because it is the majority doesn't mean that it is right"
It is often so easy to just eat what other people are eating and do what other people are doing because that is what the majority is doing. But experiences in life will take us to the harsh realization that just because our friends are doing something, just because our parents are doing something, just because a country is doing something ,it does not mean that they are "right."
For instance, just because the majority of our work-colleagues are smoking does not make it right. Just because the majority of people are addicted to drinking and coffe does not make it right. Just because the majority of us do not exercise does not make it right, and so forth.
Realize that it is only natural for everyone to have their own perspective and spin on different things, like which style of clothing is fashionable and what kind of music is worth listening to and what kind of diet is best.
So that is why it is important to question what you really want so you can discover for yourself what your true desires and needs are.
Discover your own Truths
Importance Of Addressing Issues To Do With Questioning
When we forget to take the responsibility to do the questinoing ourselves "What is my perspective?" we can easily lose ourselves and end up following other people's footsteps. And the destination that we may end up heading may not be a healthy, happy, beneficial one.
To know what we really want and what is good for our mind and soul begins with developing the awareness of the Inner World, i.e. becoming aware of what is happening in our mind and emotions in every moment. It is then we can become sensitive and know what we really feel/think about a particular situation.
When we lack this awareness we may end up with “no opinion.” But realize that this state is often experienced when we simply lack the sensitivity / awareness to hear our deeper thoughts. It is thus through the constant questioning about who we are, what we really want, and so forth that we can develop this mental muscle of awareness. It is then we can truly find ourselves, that we can truly find happiness.
It is also important to question to bring out into light the Inner Sufferings that needs to be addressed from within. There may also be alot of inner-resistances that are stopping us from questioning. It maybe that we have a lack of confidence in that we can find answers for ourselves. It may be the doubt we carry in ourselves to succeed if we were to walk our own individualistic path away from the path in which the majority are holding.
When we lack Self-Trust, we can end up trusting too easily in other people and let other people decide our future rather than creating our own.
So the very first step to addressing the issues of questioning requires the development of self-awareness and addressing any Self-Doubts that one may have.
Path Of Creator
Questioning In Relation To The Path Of Creator
The Path begins first understanding the importance of questioning ourselves.
The journey is about building inner Awareness and Knowing. Usually the wisdom to question comes from going through experiences such as ones when we experience Suffering after trusting someone’s wrong advice.
Having plenty of these experiences will eventually give the Self a push to begin questioning and take Self-Responsibility for one's own Knowing.
The refusal to question can also happen when one simply lacks the awareness that they actually have the power to do so (See Catalyst Entitlement) and also lack of awareness that people’s answers may not be right (See Catalyst Trust).
Generally one will simply sink into the habit of not questioning if one has a lack of Self-Trust to find their own answers. And the Seed Cause of the lack of Self-Trust will always come back to the Negative Ideas we have in the deeper mind.
One may discover the following ideas in their journey towards self-discovery.
A Possible Negative Mental Declaration
"It is not ok to doubt"
--->I reject myself and others when I am/they are doubting.
= There will be fear when I appear to doubt because it is not ok.
For the mind which carries the negative declaration, the person will tend to hold great fear in doubting people and will reject oneself when one is in doubt.
The transition towards the positive declaration begins when one realizes that it is ok to doubt, to ask questions when one is in doubt. The wisdom for transitioning is the realization that clarity can only come when one asks the right question and if the question is not asked then the confusion will always be there.
For the mind which carries the positive declaration, one will be able to have great clarity in knowing when one is unclear about something and have the ability to ask questions to clarify without fear.
Develop Experienced Knowledge
Whenever you do not know something simply ask questions.
Whenever you do not know something to a question simply reply that you do not know.
Simply observe the Inner World when you do this to develop the Knowing of any Sufferings that may surface.
The Creator's MeditationLink here
As you meditate and go through the body journey, simply observe the body sensations that you encounter as you move onto them rather than imagine what they are/should be.
This will help you to learn how to focus on the present moment and observe the truth as is rather than imagine what it should be.
Doing this will help to create a good habit of questioning in life when one does not know the answers rather than filling in the blanks with imagination.
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