How to Ask a Question of Life
There are often questions we have that just seem unanswerable. It can seem as if there just isn’t anyone to ask who knows all the details or really understands – and really? There isn’t. No single person can see your situation perfectly from your point of view.
However! Your own life can! It knows the situation from all angles including the ones you haven’t thought of yet. They’re just there, waiting to be seen. You could say that that’s actually what life’s about – answering our questions. We usually just aren’t aware of it.
So how do you begin to see these answers? First you have to ask. Then pay attention to what’s around you.
You see them by getting very specific about what you want to know about, and then paying attention to what happens next. You can even take part in this synchronicity in the making by giving it a helpful nudge by putting yourself in an environment full of stimulation.
In fact, you can even just turn the radio on, or flip to a page in any book – especially a book you find meaningful or is an old favorite.
Notice what you notice – that’s the whole point. It may seem like an obvious thing that you’d notice whatever it is that pops up immediately, of course you would – it’s actually that easy, we just tend to disregard it as too easy. It’s not. It’s life – your life.
Imagine your life is playing charades with you – and it wants you to win. The players are the visions and sounds set before you for the next five minutes or for as long as you pay attention. You hold the question, your life holds the answer – and it’s giving it to you.
In fact, your life is giving you answers all the time! It’s up to you to receive them. Notice what you see and hear, and in particular notice how you feel when you do. Guts, heart, deja vu and even a jolt or sinking sensation are not uncommon when you sync up with one of life’s answers.
Give it a try! You’ve got nothing to lose :)
If you’ve done this once or a thousand times and would like to share your experiences, feel free to comment and join the conversation! Your words may just be someone’s answer ;)
This has been translated into Dutch! Read it here :)