Be Inspired ~ Question Everything

Be Inspired from Annette Bridges

I think that old saying about curiosity killing the cat is way wrong and in fact, there’s even lots of statistics to prove it. But I don’t want to bore you with that type of info. But if you’re curious….google up on it yourself!  🙂 

I’m a BIG question everything kind of gal on pretty much every type of topic!!

I don’t think of myself as a skeptic with all my questioning. But I’m definitely not quick to believe as fact, for example, something I hear or read reported by some news agency or something a politician says.

I question everything!!

Albert Einstein once said, “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” -Albert Einstein Click To Tweet

Questioning everything is part of what it means to be passionately curious. Being inquisitive and a good listener are also part of that definition. Willing to leave the familiar or routine also becomes part of the equation when you are passionately curious. You don’t live your life as anything is set in stone. You don’t find making changes difficult.

I like to think of myself as on an enjoyable quest to discover, learn and grow.

And asking questions helps keep me fueled by the desire to know more, to want to do more and try new ideas and experiences.

Now I can’t say this also describes my partner in life so I don’t get to fully live by my passionate curiosity. But nothing stops me from questioning everything.

And apparently statistics say…this is keeping my brain healthy and makes me happier, too.

How about you? Do you question everything? If not, you might try it. It’s good for you!


Be Inspired ~ How Do You Speak The Truth Into Your Own Heart?

Be Inspired from Annette Bridges

How do you speak the truth into your own heart?

For me, this question has a couple of different meanings. 

One way of speaking the truth is affirming and declaring what God knows, what God sees as his beloved child.

There are times when I need to speak the truth that God knows and says to my heart. Those times when I feel sad, alone, sick, overwhelmed…

It’s a powerful journaling practice to free-write everything you think God knows and would say to you in a situation. Write in first person like God is speaking directly into your heart. Try it! I suspect you’ll find God’s truth very revealing, reviving and healing.


Another way of speaking the truth has to do with listening to our feelings and being honest with ourselves.

This truth I find the hardest to know and speak.

However, we need to live in our truth. And we can’t do that when we are not honest with our self.

We need to live in our truth. And we can’t do that when we are not honest with our self. -Annette Bridges Click To Tweet

I believe when we are unhappy, depressed, confused, frazzled…we are probably not living in our truth and not speaking our truth into our heart. So our heart feels off balance.

I’ve learned a lot in the past couple of years about being honest with myself. When I was desperately feeling the need for help, I’ve learned to admit it and ask for it. When I longed to spend time doing something that I loved, I’ve given myself those opportunities even if only for a little while each day. I’ve spent more time journaling, asking myself questions and writing down the answers my heart spoke to me.

Speaking the truth into our heart first requires listening to better understand our truth. I seem to be hungry all the time these days to know my truth and live my truth and most definitely speak my truth into my heart.


The more I succeed at this, the greater is my peace and satisfaction.

How would you answer the question my friend? How do you speak the truth into your own heart? What does this mean to you?


Be Inspired ~ Love the Questions

Be Inspired from Annette Bridges

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.” -Rainer Maria Rilke Click To Tweet

This week I have more questions than answers to so many things in my life. Actually, I think this is always the way it goes in my life. As soon as I think I have an answer for something, I have a new question.

I have come to appreciate the questions. In fact, even when I don’t initially have a question I tend to try to come up with one. Ha! Call me crazy I guess! But I find questions to be a powerful way to gain clarity, direction as well as a feeling of certainty and comfort about a choice or decision.

I believe questions keep us listening and engaged with our heart, our feelings. And I am convinced our heart knows best. That our heart keeps us honest with our self.

By all means…give yourself some patience. Some questions require time to find the best solution. Time and again I’ve witnessed patience having its perfect work. I’m getting better with patience. This is huge for a jump-off-the-cliff kind of gal like me. But I’m learning to relish in the pause. To question a little more. There is beauty in watching transformation unfold a little at a time.

So do please try to love the questions. Ask yourself why this question and why now. Or question why not now. I’ve found answering “Why not?” to be one of the most revealing questions of them all!


Be Inspired ~ Love What You Do – Don’t Settle

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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it, keep looking. Don’t settle.” -Steve Jobs Click To Tweet

Steve Jobs shared many motivating and encouraging statements in his talks. Among them is “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

I hope I will hear from some of my blog readers about this!

The March 1st journaling prompt in my Color Your World Journal Club was “If you could write a letter to your 15-year old self, what would you say?” These words by Steve Jobs is what came to mind to include in such a letter.

But what about folks, like me, in their mid-life years who may still be in search of what they love to do? What would you say to them?

I am reaching the conclusion about my own life and loving what I’m doing has become a definite requisite! Life is feeling way too short to spend precious days not feeling satisfied or happy.

There are things that I do that make my cup run over with joy and contentment. And I’m concluding that it’s those activities that need to be the center of my work and how I spend my days.

Have you found what you LOVE to do? Whether that’s what earns you money or not, do you spend a little time every day doing what you love?