Transformation questions are both life-changing in a heart sense as well as exceptionally productive. The power inherent in living questions first arose when I was introduced to Rainer Rilke’s quote in “Letters to a Young Poet”:
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. 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 now.”
The questions I am posing in this series may be used in many ways to create a more satisfying, meaningful life. When you live these questions, you consciously turn the questions into a transformative process. For you, that may mean journaling – either written or art journaling. It may be asking the questions before exercise or meditation.
Some people begin by using the questions to open a conversation, to reflect on one’s past, present and future as well as create new solutions in their families, work lives and passion projects.
These questions will allow you to reflect, connect and direct you into a course of passionate action.
Your first question:
What if I claimed my light, fresh and new, every day?
Follow up questions include:
What if I held my light, shared it, and spread glittery gratitude for it through my attitude and action?
What if I playfully experimented with this idea today and in the future?
What if I lived this question with passionate detachment and love?
I look forward to hearing your first responses in the comments as well as follow up – because when you live these questions, they will begin to live within you. They will transform your responses and shape the actions you take to be increasingly light-based.