Yesterday I was getting some work done in a public place at school and a colleague walked by to chat. How was your weekend? Did you see the game? I always find it fun to catch up with this colleague.
Then I had an inspiration to ask a deeper question: what did you learn about yourself this weekend? I didn't think it was a great question at the time, but I knew I wanted to ask something meaningful and it's the only question that came to mind.
He and I then talked for 45 minutes about self-understanding, the nature of our experience, religion, God, and spirituality, and what we see possible for ourselves and others. I didn’t get the prep work done that I had planned on doing during that time, but I got something else that I really needed: I was plugged back in and reconnected to Source.
There’s nothing wrong with surface-level conversations. It’s how most of us connect with each other and it satisfies an important need. The territory is safe and we feel some level of confidence (well, if we saw the game anyway). But maybe every once in a while we can go deeper, even if only to explore a little bit. We might just find ourselves waking up a little more to awareness, life, and love.
Below are some questions to help us go deeper. It’s okay to start by saying, “I’ve got a strange question…” Perhaps even start by considering these for yourself:
What have you learned about yourself recently?
What are you working on about yourself?
What’s a small thing that gives you a lot of satisfaction?
If you could change one thing about yourself or your perspective, what would you change?
What inspires you?
What do you think is your biggest gift to the people around you?
If you could give one gift to humanity, what would it be?
What are a couple ways of being that you’d love to embody?
What are some things you're grateful for?
Thanks so much for reading. ❤️