We all are working on something to better our minds, spirit and soul. All of us have something that we want to “rid” ourselves of. However, sometimes, we don’t know how to go about “solving” that something that “rattles the mind” and “unsettles” the soul. Some of us are fortunate enough to employ the services of a professional counselor or therapist to help, some of us chat with trusted friends or family while some of us prefer to delve into a book and hopefully find the answers within the pages.
However, there are some of us, who know “we have issues” that are troubling as they cause strife and conflict within ourselves and with others. We want to “deepdive” into our hearts and bring to surface “decades of old stuff” that prevents us from living a totally fulfilled life, however, we choose the private process.
If you are the type of individual who prefers to sit alone with a list of questions and can be totally honest with yourself, then the questions below will help in your quest to uncover what prevents you from discarding the past and creating greater possibilities for a much different “right now.”
There are 55 questions awaiting your honest answers. You can begin with the first question or the last. It’s up to you. The only requirement is that you be totally honest. These answers are for your eyes and ears.Share if you choose.
Allow your answers to surface “unfiltered. “Don’t try to “stop” the answer and explain it away. You are not being judged and so there isn’t a need for an explanation. Allow it to come as it comes! Also, if you find that an answer isn’t immediate, let your thoughts “simmer” and the answer will surface. If you want to move to another question, feel free to do so. Also, it is quite common and very normal to find yourself talking out loud. Relax, you’re having a conversation with yourself and that is good. You’re not crazy! The goal is to elicit an honest conversation with you.
Lastly, you can begin with any question. Start at the beginning or the end, it’s entirely up to you. The question you answer first is of no consequence. What is most important is that you finish! Also, don’t restrict yourself on your method of “journaling” your answers. It doesn’t matter if your journal of choice is a notepad, a smart phone, a voice recorder or an old fashioned pen and paper. All that matters is that you “journal” your answers as they surface. When revisiting your answers, you become more aware of what is “good” about you as well as the “garbage” that needs to be dumped in the “disposal!”
Now, get busy, clean out your “mental” garage and “get to the truth about you!”
- What am I afraid of?
- Why am I afraid of it?
- What am I angry about?
- Why am I angry about it?
- What am I ashamed of?
- Why do I feel ashamed of it?
- What do I feel guilty about?
- Why do I feel guilty about it?
- What hurts me?
- Why does it hurt me?
- What can I do to stop the hurt?
- Do I need to forgive myself for something?
- Do I need to forgive someone else?
- Do I love myself?
- If not, why do I feel unlovable?
- What am I holding that needs to be released?
- Do I need help to release it?
- How do I accept my past?
- What about my past is weighing me down?
- What can I do to break free from my past?
- Have I honestly looked at my present?
- If I am unhappy about my present, how did I get here?
- What am I willing to do to make it better?
- Am I truly happy?
- Why am I unhappy?
- What causes my unhappiness?
- Am I satisfied?
- What causes my dissatisfaction
- Am I ready to face my fears?
- Are my fears real or imagined?
- What can I do to stop the fear?
- What am I proud of?
- What do I want for myself?
- What am I willing to do to make it happen?
- What do I see for my future?
- How would I like to feel in my future?
- Can I feel that same feeling now?
- What am I feeling right now about my life?
- Am I afraid of success?
- Am I afraid of failure?
- Am I afraid if I become successful I will change?
- Am I afraid if I become successful I will lose my friends?
- What will happen to me if I fail?
- Am I willing to risk failing?
- What will happen to me if I succeed?
- Am I willing to risk succeeding?
- Am I carrying opinions of myself that came from “others”?
- If so, what are those opinions?
- Are these opinions true?
- What do I know to be true of me?
- What do I know that is not true of me?
- Do I trust myself? If no, why don’t I trust myself?
- Do I trust anyone?
- If not, why is it hard for me to trust?
Who am I?