“Why Would I Believe That?”

Asking yourself these deeper questions opens us up to new ways of being in the world. It brings in a breath of fresh air. It makes life more joyful. The trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery.

Fred Alan Wolfe

I recently attended a workshop where affirmations were being taught as a method to make changes and reach goals. “Asking questions implies doubt,” the workshop leader said, and everyone accepted. Well, not everyone. I knew differently, and today I’m going to share with you why.

I mentioned yesterday that doubt is the result of the beliefs you have being challenged by the new beliefs you’re working on. Beliefs keep us secure, they keep us from having to think.

Questions open us up to what we don’t know. Questions open the door to chaos. Questions shake up the security your current beliefs provide.

When you ask yourself a question you don’t know the answer to you open yourself up to possibilities. New visions for your life.

So why are we so afraid to ask questions? Because asking questions is an act of bravery. After all, what if the answers aren’t what you want to hear?

Our lives, your life, my life, are the result of the answers we’ve accepted to the habitual questions we’ve been asking. Want to know what questions you’ve been asking? Take a look at your life. The results you see in your life, the results I’m seeing in mine, are reflections of what we believe deep down inside.

So take a look at something that seems to be working against you, and ask yourself, “Why would I believe that?”

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