Questioning is an activity that checks and renews our spirit. In order to come up with powerful solutions, we have to ask powerful questions. The questioning attitude presumes an attitude of openness—that we don’t know it all and we’re open to new dimensions of learning, experiences, and information. Questioning invites the creative process. It starts with not knowing and creates answers out of the void or nothingness.
With this notion in mind I will post a question each week and encourage you to live in that question, to discover what the dream activist in you replies! So, plan on asking yourself this week’s question, and any others that come to mind. I also highly recommend writing in your journal, as new insights come to you, and also talk to other dreamers about what you are learning and discovering.
One of my favorite quotes is: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”~ Mark Twain~ Let’s Sail!
This first week of 2017 :
PUT YOUR WISHES, HOPES, AND DREAMS INTO PICTURES…Take time to create a Dream Board—a symbolic visual representation of all your wishes, hopes, and dreams.
Now in week 2 ... Ask Yourself:
How will I express who I am in this lifetime?
For week 3…Ask Yourself:
What is the greatest achievement I can imagine myself accomplishing?
For week 4…Ask Yourself:
What is the greatest contribution I could possibly make?
For week 5…Ask Yourself:
What are the implications of living my dream?
For week 6…Ask Yourself:
Where does my passion lie?
For week 7…Ask Yourself:
What is my life about today?
For week 8…Ask Yourself:
What is the mark I would make on the world if I were in charge of my life and there were no reasons or excuses why I couldn’t?
For week 9…Ask Yourself:
What is the greatest me I can imagine being?
For week 10…Ask Yourself:
What things do I do differently because I am living my dream?
For week 11…Ask Yourself:
Which of my problems of today might become opportunities for learning tomorrow?
For week 12…Ask Yourself:
What messages from within do I want to begin to honor?
For week 13…Ask Yourself:
What parts of my status quo am I most worried about upsetting?
For week 14…Ask Yourself:
What aspects of myself long to be expressed more fully?
For week 15…Ask Yourself:
What times have I felt the most alive and connected with life?
For week 16…Ask Yourself:
In what ways am I living according to someone else’s idea of what I should be or do?
For week 17…Ask Yourself:
How would my life look if I forgot about being modest and made my own greatest wishes and desires known?
For week 18…Ask Yourself:
Am I holding onto any dead dreams?
For week 19…Ask Yourself:
Have I had trouble identifying what my dream is, or have I stalled somewhere along the way to making my dream a reality?
For week 20…Ask Yourself:
What are some potential abilities or interests that I am not expressing?
For week 21…Ask Yourself:
As I picture myself expressing my unique talents and doing what I love the most, what do I see?
For week 22…Ask Yourself:
What unique contribution do I want to make to the world?
For week 23…Ask Yourself:
What are the feeling states I most treasure and want to fill my days with as I am living my dream?
For week 24…Ask Yourself:
What is my Biggest Dream?
For week 25…Ask Yourself:
What do I want to experience more of, or experience for the first time?
For week 26…Ask Yourself:
What have I learned from answering all the questions so far?
For week 27…Ask Yourself:
What interferes with my being able to live the way I want to?
For week 28…Ask Yourself:
Do I have any habits that I am allowing to stand in my way of living my dream?
For week 29…Ask Yourself:
What new habits will I be practicing now, that replace any old dream-defeating habits I identified last week?
For week 30…Ask Yourself:
Do I have any beliefs that I am allowing to stand in my way of living my dream?
For week 31…Ask Yourself:
What new beliefs will I be embracing now, that replace any old dream-defeating beliefs I identified last week?
For week 32…Ask Yourself:
Do I allow any of the people in my life to stand in my way, of living my dream?
For week 33…Ask Yourself:
Do I have any “things” that I am allowing to stand in my way of living my dream?
For week 34…Ask Yourself:
When I reread my answers to the previous week’s questions, do I see any common threads or themes? Do I want and need to make any changes?
For week 35…Ask Yourself:
What do I observe about the way I spend my time?
For week 36…Ask Yourself:
How do I want to plan to create my future use of time?
For week 37…Ask Yourself:
What is my favorite way to tell people what my Biggest Dream is?
For week 37…Ask Yourself:
What am I doing when I feel like a winner?
Please feel free to write to me here, scroll on down to bottom of this page, if you have any questions or comments! (Or, if you prefer to contact me by e-mail write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to share even more! I love to hear all about what you discover by asking yourself each week’s question.)