What if there was a Question you could ask, that when answered, brought you a feeling of profound fulfillment, deep happiness, and inner peace? A question where the answer put a spring in your step, made you look 10 years younger, made children and animals love you? An answer that resulted in your seeing God, or the divine, in all human beings? What if that answer gave you a solid, consistent sense of safety and belonging you never imagined possible.
An answer that enabled you to love and be loved like never before?
As some of you know, my question took me to a Buddhist monastery, 700 of the Fortune 1000, a geisha training room, the Clinton and Bush White Houses, the L.A. County Morgue. It brought me to the feet of great spiritual masters in holy places, to world leaders in gilded mansions and massive board rooms. It brought me to serve the homeless in grimy gutters.
It also brought me to the homes and hospital rooms of 16 strangers, hospice patients that
I volunteered for, loved, talked with as they died… all with their Question unanswered. I thought to myself, What is my Question? I don’t want to die with it still unresolved.And this is how I realized that we all have one Big Question. Your Question forms the theme of your life. It drives you, it’s why you do what you do.
For today, just sit with this: What is YOUR Question?
A few weeks ago, I got to pose this at TEDx San Diego, and the result was mind blowing. I’ll post the video for you very soon, but for today, I just wanted to put this out there and get you thinking. Because whether we’ve achieved great things already in our lives or not, it doesn’t mean we’ve figured out our question – or our answers.