A Great Attitude to Have When Asking the Questions

Tip 1: Be Curious George

In the pages that follow, you will go through a series of questions. There are many attitudes you could adopt while asking them. You could pretend you’re being interviewed and put the best spin on your answers. Or, you could use the questions as a way to put yourself down.

Neither option will produce the best results. A much different approach is needed to create an environment of openness and freedom which will allow you to explore the inner recesses of your psyche.

The Best Attitude of the Interviewer:

  • Unconditionally Loving deeply loves and supports you, regardless of your answers.
  • Nonjudgmental – no preconceived ideas or opinions on what’s good or bad or right or wrong for you.
  • Genuinely Curious – makes no assumptions, finds you fascinating, and like a child, is truly curious and interested in knowing everything about you.
  • Forever Patient – has nowhere to go, nothing to do, and gives you all the time in the world to think through your answers.

If you find it difficult to assume this attitude, just imagine the most loving person you know asking you the same questions. And, remember, you don’t have to share your answers with anyone.

Uncommonly Honesty

Tip 2: The Truth Will Set You Free

Honesty is the path to true awareness, but it requires courage to face what you fear or find difficult to accept.  Up until now, you may have had good reasons for telling half-truths. Those reasons no longer benefit you. You can’t achieve your desires if you don’t know where you’re starting. Imagine that you’re trying to travel to New York from Chicago when you’re actually in India. It would make for a very confusing trip! Keep it real.

Find a Quiet Relaxing Spot

Tip 3: Isolate Yourself with Pen in Hand

Don’t try and answer these questions in your head. It doesn’t work. Something special happens when you put pen to paper. It increases your attention span, ability to focus and easily track your thoughts. If you prefer using the computer, turn off your internet connection. You don’t want to be distracted by email or Facebook. (You know you will!) Do it the old fashion way. Find a quiet spot where you can be alone with plenty of paper and a pen on hand.  You’ll be glad you did.

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He who finds himself, loses his misery.

- Matthew Arnold

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

- Marcus Aurelius