Live the Questions
In listening to a podcast episode recently a phrase shared by the guest really struck a chord. We talk about curiosity all the time within our program experiences, especially through practising wondering why instead of sliding down the slippery slope of judgement. So when the guest referenced a tattoo they had from a line in German (translated to English) I now had new language to ponder. 'Live the Questions' could be an interesting intention to help steer my thoughts, words and actions.
"Be curious, not judgemental."
- Walt Whitman
I've always been much more energised when participating in or watching a Q & I session (more than a Q & A). Questions and Ideas to me more consistently come with a humility of not needing to be right or to prove but from a space of wanting to learn and improve. As I wrote last week, difference is what inspires me, there's never just one way to think about, share or do anything. I wonder what questions you'd start leaning into if the ideas contained within this phrase resonate with you?
"... Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
- Rainer Maria Rilke