Monday, February 2, 2009

Asking questions to ourselves

I read this in a book by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen “The Aladdin factor”
“A friend once asked Isidor I Rabi, a Nobel Prize winner in physics, how he became a scientist. Rabi replied that every day after school his mother would talk to him about his schoolday.She wasn’t so much interested in what he had learned that day, but she always inquired, “Did you ask a good question today?”
“Asking good questions” Rabi said, ”made me become a scientist.”
How frequently do we spend time asking questions and looking for answers from within us? The answers for most of our questions lie deep within us. I am not talking about mundane questions about time and weather here. I refer to questions that if you had asked and obtained the answers would have changed your life. Answers may not be forthcoming immediately. We should not give up but live with the questions till we get the answers. Revisiting them frequently and cogitating on them is the key.
A few questions to illustrate the type would be; what is your purpose in life? If you could be anything at all, what would you like to be? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to get what you want? What wisdom you have learnt from your life’s experiences? Is there something yet to be done to reach the Ultimate goal of a human life?


  1. Nice one.
    By questioning we can develop our knowledge a lot....
    Well nowadays kids ask questions wherein we hv no answers sometimes..

    This article reminded me of my school days. (10th std) Our english teacher told our class that those who ask questions are considered more brilliant and intelligent. Our english teacher having regretted having said this. Why????well this girl in my class caught hold of it. So out of 50 mins of our english class more than 30 mins she used to ask questions............

    like u say.......the questions shd be meaningful otherwise we earn the wrath of others.

    Nice going.........thanks

  2. Yes all the answers lie within us, but most of the time we ourselves don't recognise r inner voice.Thanks for the delightful post:)

  3. Thanks Shravan,Lakshmi and Sana for visiting this new blog amd posting encouraging comments.

  4. With God's help, all questions get answered. Good, healing post by you. Thank you very much. God bless you :)

  5. Very very interesting read...
    All questions truly get answered by the conscious inner self....

  6. Inquisitiveness in children make them question a lot... But this perhaps is the key to their rapid learning.. children learn fast than their elder counterparts.. Elders question less.. they accept more.. isn't it?