Asking questions – significant ones, sincere ones – is a powerful way of opening up possibilities for yourself and for those around you.
The best questions are the ones whose answers don’t come readily. Such questions have the capacity to undo what you’re standing on, and to unravel what you’re most sure about.
That way, something new can emerge. Some new way of understanding yourself. Something outside of the familiar world you already inhabit.
It is the process of asking and inquiring itself that can change things. If the question is big enough, important enough, you might find that instead of answering the question, you are answered by the question.
Which question you choose is important, though. The bigger the question you can ask, the bigger the change that’s possible.
How do I earn more? is not as big as What kind of work do I want to do? which is not as big as What contribution am I called to make?
And none of these is as big as that most important of questions, the one from which every other question flows: What kind of person do I wish to be?