The Questions We Ask and those We Refuse to Ask

Posted on April 21, 2018

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“There are two things that determine (who we are and) who we will be:

the questions we ask and
the questions we refuse to ask.”
(Sam Keen)

What resonates so deeply with me is that

1) who I am is closely tied to the questions that matter to me, the questions that I have the courage to ask. These are foundational to my identity.
2) but those questions that I refuse to ask, that I’m afraid to ask create a sort of negative of me. They reveal what might be missing within my soul

We all hold tightly to things that create our own sense of comfort. Do I hold so tightly to these things that I won’t dare to challenge my own assumptions that undergird my comfort with questions that might uproot things… that might uproot EVERYTHING?

We all hold tightly to things that create our own sense of security. Do I hold so tightly to these things that I won’t dare to challenge my own assumptions that undergird my security with questions that might uproot things… that might uproot EVERYTHING?

We all hold tightly to things that create our own sense of certainty. Do I hold so tightly to these things that I won’t dare to challenge my own assumptions that undergird my certainty with questions that might uproot things… that might uproot EVERYTHING?

And there we have it, the all American trinity that we worship in our churches, our politics and in every aspect of our culture;

our gods of comfort, security, and certainty…

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