Questions can be dangerous. They can take us right to the edge of what is known and comfortable. They can require tremendous courage to ask because we know that new questions can lead us to new ways of perceiving, and new perceptions can lead to new explorations of our world. Pick any question have avoided asking yourself and you’ll see what I mean.
Lord, what more should I do ?
What questions do I avoid asking myself?
A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good — except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.'” “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said. When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was a man of great wealth.
There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?
Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
The question is not whether we are able to change but whether we are changing fast enough.
You don’t want a million answers as much as you want a few forever questions. The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel.
Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you are going to ask yourself life-changing questions, be sure to do something with the answers.