Tuesday, April 6

Can i ask the right question?

We all are taught how to write correct answers. But has anyone ever taught us how to write correct questions. Questions are so important in life. Really???

When we use to be a kid, we asked so many questions, but then gradually all adults asked us to shut up and listen. Our curiousity to ask question died somehow. But so important it is to ask questions, right kind of questions. Because, if you do not question, you would never be able to move ahead, never be able to break the current situation, never be able to get the truth.

A lot of time, we dont even ask question to ourself, and thats why more than 90% of the population live their lives and die without any significance. Has any of us , ever asked.
  • What I want?
  • Why I want?
  • How would I achieve it?
  • Am I happy in my current situation?
  • How can I improve my situation?
  • Why I can not achieve more?
If and only if i ask such uncomfortable questions, I would be able to find answers as well. Answers may not be easy, answers may not be straight forward. But I would be able to move ahead in the journey called LIFE... with my eyes wide open and my mind open to environment and my heart filled with joy called LIFE...

In today's times of India, speaking tree discuss the same thing. To quote from the article... An interesting questioning process is ‘The Work' of Byron Katie, author of Loving What Is. Part of this approach is a process of inquiry that includes ‘The Four Questions', that pull you progressively deeper into your unquestioned assumptions and really make you look closely at your habitual reactions:
  • Is this true?
  • Can you absolutely know that it's true?
  • How do you react, what happens to you, when you believe that thought?
  • And most interestingly – who would you be without the thought?
On another level, Sam Keen suggests that what shapes our lives are not just the questions we ask, but those we refuse to ask, or never think of asking.

Hope and wish... we all ask the right questions..... here are two clippings from my favourite series dilbert.... about questions...


eChabi said...

Full of anguish towards life. A very thought provoking piece, well intended to shake up readers from their slumber, however, de question is - Do they really want to know what they don't know already?

Jeevs said...

Its not anguish towards life. Its just thought provoking. A lot of times, we do not want to know what we dont know. But is ignorance really a bliss.

The intend is to ask questions, not just to proove a point but to challenge the present situation and improove on it.

Obviously, finally its the personal call to ask and question or just to accept whatever is being offered.

"JEEV" - Jeev in hindi means a living being, and jeevs write his blog under this name, because he writes it as a living being, for other living beings, specifically for people in corporate world. Through this blog he wants to provide resources for everyone to make their work life easier.

Jeevs feels as living in a cocoon and looking forward to fly high as a butterfly, in the sky of knowledge.