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The Book Of Questions October 24, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Mindfulness, People.
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If we want to live life more consciously, we need to become more conscious and aware of the decisions and choices we make on a daily basis.

One way to do that is to ASK QUESTIONS.

If you need help getting started, check out The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

Workman Publications Synopsis:

A New York Times bestseller with over 1.9 million copies in print, The Book of Questions poses 265 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves.

These questions are as intriguing as our very lives because they are about our lives-our fundamental values and beliefs, our dreams and nightmares about sex, money, love, power.

Some of the questions thrust you into a value-testing hypothetical situation (Would you accept 20 years of extraordinary happiness and fulfillment if it meant you would die at the end of the period?), some ask you to delve into your past (When is the last time you stole anything?) and help you find out if you’ve changed (Would you now return it if you could?), and others reveal your basic nature by examining your behavior (When you are given a compliment do you usually acknowledge it or suggest that you really do not deserve it?).

Whether used as an avenue for personal growth, a tool for deepening relationships, or simply as an entertainment, The Book of Questions may be the only publication that challenges-and even changes-the way readers view the world, without offering a single opinion of its own.

Gregory Stock’s first seven questions:

1.  For a person you loved deeply, would you be willing to move to a distant country knowing there would be little chance of seeing your friends or family again?

2.  Do you believe in ghosts or evil spirits?  Would you be willing to spend a night alone in a remote house that is supposedly haunted?

3.  If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone?  Why haven’t you told them yet?

4.  If you could spend one year in perfect happiness, but afterward would remember nothing of the experience, would you do so.  If not, why not?

5.  If a new medicine were developed that could cure arthritis but cause a fatal reaction in 1% who took it, would you want it to be released to the public?

6.  You discover your wonderful one-year-old child is, because of a mixup at the hospital, not yours.  Would you want to exchange the child to correct the mistake?

7.  Do you think the world will be a better or worse place 100 years from now?

Question for the day from Spirit Lights The Way: 

You are dead.  As pure spirit, you have the ability to be a “fly on the wall” at your funeral and hear what people have to say about your life.

Would you attend your own funeral?  Why or why not?

If you attend, what  would you most like to hear others discuss about your  life here on earth?  Your possessions?  Accomplishments?  Character Traits?

Related Post:  Access Your Inner Wisdom

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