A big part of my job is to ask questions. I feel like you have the best answers within you and by me asking good and powerful questions, you’ll access those answers. Even when I know the answer or have a good idea of what could be an answer for you, I avoid telling you. Who’s to say I’m right or my opinion is the only way? Sometimes, I can craft a good question. And that question can be challenging to answer. And quite often, I get the response, “I don’t know.” Sometimes, that answer comes quickly, which might be telling.
Sometimes we simply don’t know an answer, or at least not right now, and that is a-okay. I think it is a good idea, though, to take a moment and pay attention to that I don’t know. Maybe we are afraid of the answer. Maybe we are afraid of having the answer.
Many of my clients know that when I keep hearing I don’t know, I ask, “What if you did know?” Sometimes it is a little frustrating, even comical. But the more profound question is, what would happen if you knew? How would you feel if you knew? Could it be possible you are afraid of the answer?
Lean in for healing, friend.
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