100 Powerful Questions Everyone Should Ask

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Here are 100 powerful questions I often ask myself.  My answers help me live a more authentic, satisfying, and happy life.

  1. Do I mean what I’m saying?
  2. Am I saying what I want to communicate?
  3. What is true for me right now?
  4. Can I simply state my truth?
  5. What do I have to lose by stating my truth?  Can I handle losing it?
  6. How will my words/actions make _____ feel?
  7. Will I regret saying/doing _____ ?
  8. Do I need to say _____ ?
  9. Should I say/do _____ ?
  10. Why do I want to do/say______ ?
  11. Will doing/saying ______ help my situation?
  12. Am I listening with the intent to understand?
  13. Am I listening with the intent to respond?
  14. Am I speaking with the intent to defend myself?
  15. Can I speak with the intent to understand?
  16. If I can prove that I am right, what will I gain?
  17. If I can prove that I am right, what will I lose?
  18. If I can prove that I am right, will I lose more than I will gain?
  19. Did anyone ask me to do _______ , or I choose to do this because I felt like I had to?
  20. Could I have chosen not to ______ and lived with the consequences?
  21. What am I holding on to?
  22. If I let go of what I am holding on to, what will I lose?
  23. If I let go of what I am holding on to, what will I gain?
  24. If  I let go of what I am holding on to, will I gain more than I will lose?
  25. Can I let go of it right now?
  26. Why can’t I let go of what I am holding on to?
  27. Do I feel good when I am with  ______?
  28. Why don’t I feel good when I am with ______ ?
  29. If I do not feel good when I am with ______, can I choose not to have him/her in my life?
  30. Am I doing this for someone else, or am I doing this because it makes me feel better about myself?
  31. Is this conversation about their feelings, or mine?
  32. How do I know what _____ wants/feels?
  33. Should I ask ______ what he/she wants/feels instead of making an assumption?
  34. Why do I expect _____ to do ______ for me?
  35. Is it really _________ responsibility to do this for me?
  36. Did _____ really hurt me, or am I unfairly choosing to get my feelings hurt?
  37. If I were in his/her shoes, can I be absolutely certain that I would do it differently?
  38. Is _______ right, even if I don’t like that he/she is?  What am I going to do about it?
  39. Can I find a reason why his/her actions may have nothing to do with me?
  40. Am I trying to please someone?
  41. What do I hope to achieve by pleasing _____ ?  Can I think of another way to achieve that feeling?
  42. Is that really my business?
  43. What story am I telling myself about this fact?
  44. Is this unhappy thought/story really true?  Can I be absolutely certain that it is true?
  45. Can I choose a different thought?
  46. Can I accept what has happened/is happening?
  47. How do I feel when I refuse to accept what has happened/is happening?
  48. What do I feel when I accept what has happened/is happening?
  49. Is it possible to accept and continue to take positive action?
  50. Why I am anxious/stressed/irritated/frustrated/angry etc.?
  51. Can I choose a different response?
  52. What can I do to help myself feel better?
  53. What is the pain/fear behind my anger?
  54. What will happen if I allow myself to feel pain/fear?
  55. Can I address my pain/fear instead of covering it up with anger?
  56. What is the insecurity underneath my anxiety?
  57. What is the insecurity underneath my sensitivity?
  58. What insecurity in me makes me want someone else to feel bad?
  59. How can I help myself feel more secure?
  60. Is it really _____’s fault that I am feeling anxious/irritated/frustrated/angry etc.?
  61. Am I taking my anxiety out on someone else?  Is it fair to them?
  62. Am I making this choice out of fear? Can I consider making a different choice now, or in the future?
  63. Do I need help?
  64. Can I ask for help?
  65. Why can’t I ask for help?
  66. Who should I ask for help?
  67. Do I need to let this event ruin my day/life?
  68. How can I make the best of what is left of my day/life?
  69. Did I sow good seeds today?
  70. Can I find what is good about this, and take advantage of it?
  71. What will my 90 year old self say about the decision I am trying to make today?
  72. Why do I want ______ ?
  73. Is this what I truly want, or just what I think I want?
  74. Why do I  do ______ ?
  75. What makes me happy?
  76. Can do more of whatever makes me happy?
  77. What makes me unhappy?
  78. Can I do less of whatever makes me unhappy?
  79. How can I get myself excited about doing _____ ?
  80. How can I have fun with this?
  81. What do I have to lose?
  82. What do I have to gain?
  83. Do I stand to gain more than I stand to lose?
  84. What’s the worst than can happen?
  85. Can I live with the worst thing that can happen?
  86. What can I do better?
  87. Am I present?
  88. Can I be fully present right now?
  89. How do I feel when I am fully present?
  90. In this moment, and only in this moment, do I have any problems?
  91. In this moment, and only in this moment, can I be happy?  What does my answer mean about all the moments my life is made up of?
  92. Do I love myself?
  93. Why don’t I love myself?
  94. Why should I love myself?
  95. What can I do so that I will love myself more?
  96. Are my feelings important to me?
  97. Are my needs important to me?
  98. Am I betraying myself by doing/saying _____ ?
  99. Am I free?
  100. How can I be free?
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Pradeep September 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Indian Philosophy suggests that the most important question to ask yourself , or perhaps meditate on is – ‘Who am I ?’. The idea being that if you know can identify with your spiritual self the answer to all these other questions becomes self-evident.

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