What if happiness was LESS about answers and MORE about asking the right questions?

What if happiness was LESS about answers and MORE about asking the right questions?

Allow me to state at the outset, I’ve nothing against answers!

You know what you know and if you can know more, that’s relevant and useful, then that’s great.

But I do think we sometimes focus too much on knowing and are much less comfortable in not knowing; which is worth reflecting on because I’m increasingly of the opinion that there’s immense value in not knowing. 

If, that is, you don’t know in the right way. If you know what I mean!

With all that in mind, today’s post proffers a number of questions I invite you to ask yourself, regularly, with a view to allowing the thinking about these questions and issues to guide you towards happiness and wisdom.

The idea is that to enjoy happiness, you might not need to answer them all, at least not fully, but rather, just contemplate the issues and challenges within. 

Sound interesting? If so, read (and think) on …

  • What’s most important to you?
  • What do you most value (in yourself, in others, in life)?
  • What could you do to charge up your energy supplies? To create inspiration and motivation?
  • What’s going well in your life?
  • What’s great in the world more broadly?
  • What are you looking forward to?
  • And what can you do about that which isn’t so great?
  • With whom do you feel most at home, most connected?
  • Who do you love?
  • Who loves you?
  • What are your greatest attributes? The strengths you can use to be the best you and contribute most to the world?
  • Finally, what makes you laugh and/or brings you joy?

There are many more questions I could pose, but the point here isn’t to provide a full or complete list of questions. Rather, the point of this post is to question whether or not your questioning enough! And if not, here’s my final question …

… what do you really need to ask yourself?!?!