I ask a lot of questions. I would say that I have always been a searcher of answers. For my quest for the truth, I have often heavily relied on external, non-human sources such as books, the Internet, or even a good old fashioned guess (hey, your guess is as good as mine, right!?). But sometimes–actually oftentimes–the best insights come from a little face-to-face Q&A. Today, after numerous question, answer, and insight sessions, I discovered the Unexpected Health that turns question marks into exclamation points…when we ask questions.
Now, asking questions reveals all sorts of obvious health benefits: you find answers to the pain-staking questions you may have; or you may have a health question that is answered, enabling you to physically experience greater health. But the unexpected health in questions is that asking questions means we feel empowered enough–healthy enough–to deserve to know the truth, and understanding our worth as individuals is healthy.
Asking questions is a humbling experience, because it means that we don’t have all the answers. For someone who is somewhat proud at times, you can imagine how difficult asking questions has been for me. But as I have grown ‘in,’ I have shelved my pride and raised my hand (well let’s be honest, I never did that very well, even in school), asking any and every question I possibly can because what I don’t ask, I don’t know.
Not knowing is often associated with the commonly used phrase, “In the dark.” We call these ‘dark dwellers’ clueless, “checked out,” and a whole slew of statements that point out their lack of knowledge or even common sense. When I think of being in the dark, I immediately look for light, because to be honest, I don’t really like the dark very much. When we are in the dark, we have a hard time focusing on anything, even things that are right in front of us. Not asking questions is a lot like that. When we refrain from knowing more, we are left in the dark; unaware. But when we choose to know more, ask more, we are allowing ourselves to be enlightened. So the next time you fret over asking a question or not, raise your hand, blurt it out, do whatever you need to do to find out more. Even if your question leads to more questions, consider that your way of turning on the light in your world. -Until tomorrow, Jaime
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