Liberate Your Genius Now

Jul 23, 2011

What liberates your genius?

(By genius I mean that which brings you alive and brings your gloriousness to the world.)

Enough sleep?

Bounteous self-kindness!

Community?

How about mindful questions?

I adore questions – after all, I designed an entire organizing system around them. We ask not-so-mindful questions all the time. “Do I have to wake up now?” “Can I do this?” “Does this make my teeth look fat?” (long story).

Questions are magic magnets of consciousness. Good questions pull what you know but don’t know you know to the forefront of your awareness.

Not-so-good questions can leave on you on the couch, gasping for love.

Here are few favorite genius liberating questions. They are powerhouses. Use them wisely.

What do I want?

You’ve heard it a million times. But when’s the last time you asked it? Use it to steer through tasks that must be done but turn you off. Find desire in the midst of have to. It seriously changes everything.

What am I assuming is impossible in this moment?

We all go through our days assuming – that we can’t, that they won’t allow it, that there isn’t time. Simply questioning those limits brings you energy and freedom. Even when the answer is no.

Of everything you’ve learned about what truly supports you to thrive, what’s the ONE thing you struggle to remember most?

Write down the answer to this one and carry it with  you, put in on the bathroom mirror, tell everyone you meet. Remember.

What do I love right here right now?

There is always something to savor. Look around, notice with your precious senses, take in this life.

What are your personal genius liberator questions? How do you get free with a few words? Love to hear!

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