“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.” – Carl Sagan
Here's five easy (or not so easy) questions to ask yourself to be happier and more in touch with what you really want.
What are you pretending not to know?
Sounds like a strange question, yet this may be the most powerful question you will ever ask yourself. Never underestimate the power of your intuition. The answers you seek you already know deep inside. Take away the veil of denial, and face whatever it is your avoiding knowing.
Are shoulds stopping you from getting what you really want?
We always attract what we want. It's just a question of knowing what exactly it is that we want. The desires of our ego can be in conflict with our heart. Stop listening to your ego, stop listening to what you think you should be doing. Instead listen to that little voice that's whispering in your ear. Tap into your gut.
What did I learn today? What made me laugh?
These are two things to ponder at night before you go to bed. Regardless of if you had a good day or a bad day, if you learnt something new and laughed it was actually a pretty great day. Learning and laughing make us happy. Learn the art of gratitude, practise it daily.
If you took away fear, what would you do?
Think of all the things that terrify you. Often moving past these fears is essential to our growth and self development. Try the walking stick test. Imagine yourself when you're grey and your face is lined with years of wisdom. What advice would you give your younger self?
If you could wave a magic wand and do anything, what would come into fruition?
Dream big. We often let limitations stop we what believe is possible. Eliminate perceived constraints and focus on possibilities instead. Reaching for the stars isn't a cliche, it's what we need to do if we want a little magic in our life. So close your eyes, and visualise that wand working wonders.