“The Value of Asking Questions – to facilitate ease and awareness after the school shootings in CT”

Since the events last Friday, people have been asking so many questions. Why? Why did this have to happen? Why did so many have to die? Why would someone do this? This is something I addressed when I was on the radio this weekend on VoiceAmerica: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/66076/trauma-to-triumph-part-i

Do you ever notice when you ask questions that begin with ‘Why’ you feel trapped? It’s as if you keep going round and round in your head searching for an answer. It’s like a dead-end street.

What if instead we asked questions such as:

What else is possible now?
What questions can I ask to have total clarity and ease with this?
What’s right about this I’m not getting?
What contribution can I be to changing whatever can be changed?
How does it get any better than this?
What space of kindness, caring and gentleness can I be?

Can you see how asking the above questions allows you to be aware of infinite possibilities? We’re not looking for the ‘right’ answer, we’re becoming aware of possibilities.

So, I encourage you to play with this. And, I’d love to hear from you.


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