When “Siri” May Understand More Than Most People Do
“When a child asks a question, no matter how obscure it may be, it is their way of trying to understand something.” Sara Deedley
“Some men see things as they are and ask “why”? You dream things that never were and ask “why not”? JF Kennedy
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Albert Einstein
As young children we ask questions to learn about all of life, but at some point we think we know all we need to. We accept that to lead a good, useful and productive life we learn enough in school and that is all we need. Questions only become important again when life throws a curve ball at us like sickness, a disaster or impending death.
One lady, asked Siri one of the most important questions we can ask and Siri gave a profound answer.
“Siri, what is the meaning of life? She answers: To think about questions like this. Huh. Good one.”
― Kim Wright
Some people discourage questioning as they see it as a “lack of faith” especially in religious settings. Or they label people who question or challenge things as extremists or radicals.
“A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they are dead.” Leo Rosten
“Many apples have fallen from trees but only one man questioned what it meant.”
So why all of these quotes about questioning, understanding, radicals and extremists?
Unless we are willing to question our meaning of life, we can never fully understand who we are. What our purpose is. How we might be of value to humanity. At the deepest core of our being we all want to understand, to know why we are here. Religious leaders, philosophers and politicians have always known this but they don’t want everyone to start questioning things, because then they can lose control. So we are taught to be “good” whatever that means in any given society and that is enough. When we don’t question, when we blindly accept what society or those in authority say is good for us, we end up with a void inside.
This void has to be filled. Some fill it with material goods. They accumulate more and more to try and fill the void and bugger if it is hurting everyone else. Some fill it with hard work, being a good person and wonder why their life seems so meaningless. Some fill it with lovers or family. Others fill it with drugs, alcohol, food or become adrenaline junkies. All have one thing in common, they are trying to fill a personal void and they have no time to consider “others”. The powers that be encourage this with fear. “Others” will take all those things away that you are currently using to fill the void. The only problem being, it keeps coming back.
Coaching is questioning. Therefore the coach asks questions that lead to an understanding of who you truly are. They encourage questioning about “What you Love”. They ask you to question every thought and feeling. Every belief you have had from that moment you stopped asking your own questions.
Learning to question your own life can seem hard, possibly dangerous and it can certainly shake you up emotionally. The benefits are profound. Knowing who you are and your purpose means you will not suffer from stress, depression, overwhelm, anger, hatred or boredom. So it is the most certain sign that you do actually love yourself, all of yourself.
If you would like to start questioning your truth please leave comment or contact me.
Love and Light