Ask questions to keep yourself from making assumptions

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How asking questions keeps me from making assumptions?

I am extremely curious in life, almost everything around me triggers my curiosity. And there are times, when in face of uncertainty, a lack of clarity, or when fearing the unknown, I feel the need, a great temptation to use assumptions to cope with the side effects of the situation. Momentarily, I could feel some kind of:

  • Relief
  • Inner peace
  • Calm

Then, my inner leader moves me to ask questions to:

I found this paragraph that describes what assumptions are:

Assumptions are nothing more than lies that we are telling ourselves. This creates a big drama for nothing, because we don’t really know if something is true or not.  Don Miguel Ruiz

That makes me wonder..

  • How many times have I told myself lies to deal with a given situation?
  • What’s the need to create big drama for nothing?
  • Why do I need to know if something is true or not? What if I let go instead?

What if …

  • I spend more time on building patience?
  • We experience uncertainty and fear with kindness?
  • We learn from the stress caused by the unknown to create and ask questions?
  • What would change if we take our courage to ask more often instead of assuming?

My invitation is to take your courage and ask questions

I personally thank you for reading this article, I celebrate your courage and resilience.

And now that you know a little more about me, I invite you to take a moment to look around, staying curious, being brave and spreading love and take a moment to reflect about the following questions:

  • What assumptions are you making today?
  • How much suffering, time and effort would you avoid, just by having the courage to ask questions?
  • What about treating fear and uncertainty with kindness and love? 
  • What assumption is holding you back?

Please stay at home, take a deep breath, keep yourself safe, and remember that:

We are incredibly better together, today more than ever!




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