Recently, I stumbled on an unfamiliar book title, A Course of Love. It got my attention since it’s billed as a sequel to A Course in Miracles.
I was intrigued enough to click a link that promised to send me a chapter.
I haven’t read the book, so I can’t offer my opinion on the entire manuscript. But the chapter they sent had me sit up and take notice.
In the chapter were 3 questions that were so profound, I wanted to share them with you, especially if you’re facing a perplexing challenge.
These questions could be asked in situations as commonplace as balancing the checkbook, the chapter explained, or as momentous as a doctor’s diagnosis of a disease.
In other words, ask yourself these questions anytime you’re overwhelmed, anxious, confused, or even mildly puzzled.
Here are the 3 questions:
1. What might this situation look like if I forgot everything I have previously known about similar situations, and looked at this in a new way?
2. Do I really need to worry about this situation, or can I affect this situation simply by not worrying about it and allowing it to be and unfold as it will?
3. While I realize that the facts would tell me this or that is true, I wonder what would happen if I disregarded the facts and was open to this being something else?
I happen to be facing a big personal challenge, so I thought I’d give these questions a shot. At first, I struggled. Try as I might, I couldn’t view my predicament differently or stop worrying about it or disregard the obvious facts.
But I kept asking, over and over again.
Then something happened. My rational brain, the part run by ego, calmed down, grew quieter, stopped trying to figure it all out. As I relaxed, the worry faded. The troublesome facts began to feel irrelevant.
As I surrendered, new questions emerged. What if I didn’t need to figure everything out? What if I just surrendered and allowed the universe to take charge? I breathed a sigh of relief.
One of the major benefits of questions such as these, the chapter declared, is that they can circumvent the usual thinking you would apply to these situations [and] leave the way open for revelation.
My challenge remains, but the fear’s gone. I’m trusting the process. And that, in itself, is a huge revelation!
I’d love to hear your experience with these questions. Leave me a comment below.