“The answers to life’s greatest questions will always reveal themselves to those who dare to ask themselves bold and profound questions.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc
Most of your problems could be solved by taking the time to be still, centered and at peace. When the mind is quiet, you can tap into the clarity and inner wisdom that will help you find the answers to life”s greatest questions.
The answer is always in the question.
If you learn to ask yourself profound questions, you will always get profound answers. And today I will share with you a list of 15 profound questions from the book The Art of Being by the great German social psychologist and psychoanalyst, Erich Fromm that is meant to help you achieve just that.
I am sure that this list will move you deeply and help you greatly.
15 Profound Questions to Ask Yourself During Difficult Times
1. On whom am I dependent?
2. What are my main fears?
3. Who was I meant to be at birth?
4. What were my goals and how did they change?
5. What were the forks of the road where I took the wrong direction and went the wrong way?
6. What efforts did I make to correct the error and return to the right way?
7. Who am I now, and who would I be if I had always made the right decisions and avoided crucial errors?
8. Whom did I want to be long ago, now, and in the future?
9. What is my image of myself?
10. What is the image I wish others to have of me?
11. Where are the discrepancies between the two images, both between themselves and with what I sense in my real self?
12. Who will I be if I continue to live as I am living now?
13. What are the conditions responsible for the development as it happened?
14. What are the alternatives for further development open to me now?
15. What must I do to realize the possibility I choose?
When I said that these are profound questions, I wasn’t joking. They are truly profound. And if you take the time to sit with each and every one of them, by writing each question down, the answers will come to you and they will give you relief, freedom, and courage to do the right thing for you. The question is: will you do it?
P.S. If you don’t like the answers you get, you can flip the script and create a different story. Erase your answers and write down the ideal you would love to have happen. In doing so, you will change your energy and the course of your life.