Whether you are with others, with God, or with yourself and your art, asking better questions can become a transformational practice and way of seeing the world.
Asking good questions is an art form in and of itself, and one that we can cultivate to enhance our art-making and our relationships.
The Art of Asking Good Questions
When we gather as artists, it’s important that we learn to ask how we are doing, and really listen. This is a value we like to foster in our group coaching, where we set aside dedicated time to listen to an artist share a challenge, and only ask questions (without offering feedback or advice.) This creates a sense of safety, genuine curiosity and empowering exploration.
With God, let’s learn to ask Him questions like a child, and see what He would like to show us.
With Our Art and Ourselves
With our art, we can do quick check-ins with ourselves to stay open, honest and connected to our inner artist. Just as God loves our questions, so too it is with our heart-mind. When we ask, our heart-mind playfully goes to work.
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Practice asking better questions today of others, of God, and of yourself in your art. Most likely, you’ll be surprised at what you discover!
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