I’m always amazed at the seeming magic of replacing a period with a question mark. Know what I mean?
If you’ve explored the power of inquiry — the art of asking the good questions — you’ve likely found, as I have (again and again), that it’s one sure way to open things up where they’ve become to stuck, too stale, and way too constrictive.
(That rock-and-hard-place or ‘strait-jacket’ place I mentioned in a recent Sophia’s Children article!).
This topic, and the magic of the well-asked question, came up in a conversation yesterday.
My dialogue partner and I both ended up smiling as we shared a couple of examples of what happens when you take a statement and change it into a question.
I’ve used inquiry and “the art of questions” in my work — including in the high-conflict communication consulting that was my specialty for many years.
I’ve used it in my life for a long time, too, yet always appreciate the reminder of the power of ‘inquiry magic’.
Have you explored or refreshed your ‘beginner’s mind’ joy in the art of inquiry recently?
In this spirit, stir your ‘inquiry power’ with this updated Sophia’s Children post from the archives:
To ‘open the box’ and shift the momentum on an issue you’re exploring or a challenge you’re navigating, schedule a tailored Transformative Inquiry coaching consultation.
Big Love & Joyful Inquiry,