446: Stop Reaching, Stop Striving: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

When was the last time you spent an entire day totally spontaneously, no plans?

Do you have goals, and if so, do they propel you to experience life more fully, or are they a source of stress?

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445: Attachment Causes Pain: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

Does a person with a title have more importance than someone who doesn't? If so, Why?

Have you ever met a person who is a strict follower of their religion, yet are unkind, selfish and mean-spirited?

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444: Wouldn't a Lawless World Be Amazing: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

Do you think the majority of laws mirror what you believe, or do you adhere to them solely because of the consequences that would arise from breaking them?

What was the last law that you broke, and why?

What was the reason?

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443: A True Leader Facilitates Community: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

Who is the best boss you have ever had? What made them so good?

Have you ever had a supervisor try to intimidate you with their position or use fear to get things done? 

How invisible are you when you are leading?

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442: Your Life is Always Changing; What a Great Thing: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

How much do you embrace change?  Do you try to keep things the way they are for as long as you can?

What is the best job you ever had?  How could it have happened if you held tight to the job before it?

List three examples of cycles during your day; things that have a beginning, and ending and another beginning. 

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441: Does Your Hurried Pace Have You Missing the Beauty of the World: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

How much of your life do you think you miss by rushing around?

Is your mind more in the future or in the moment most of the day?

What is one thing you could do today to rush around less?

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440: What's More Important, a Thought, or the Person Having It: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

How do experiences make you who you are?

Do you have the ability to sense something that is invisible?

Is there a way to describe the animate nature of a tree, apart from a lightpost?  Try it.  Suppose you are asked to prove a tree is alive to someone who doesn't know it is.  How would you?

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439: How Does Following Others Take Away Your Happiness: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

How important is it for you to be liked?

Are you a people pleaser?

What was the last thing you did or said, that went against the consensus of the majority?

What things do you do to try and seem more important? What was the last thing you did? why do you think you do?

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438: Are You Really Strong: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

Whatever you do during the day, is it a chore or a pleasure? Why do you do it?

What is one invisible thing about you that you makes you happy?

Have you ever felt something strongly that you were not able to put into words?

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437: If You Strip All Labels, What makes You, you: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

Do you think you learn more about who you are from when you are talking to other people or when you are by yourself?  When have you had more epiphanies, when you are alone or when you are with other people?

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436: Living Oneness: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

When you meet people, do you automatically judge them, or allow them to demonstrate who they are?  Do you treat the majority of people as brothers and sisters, or strangers?

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435: Understanding Humility: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

Do you have too many things?  If you do, when was the last time you bought a big purchase?

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434: Living in the Flow: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

Do you find the majority of your life is a struggle or effortless?

If it's a struggle, is it possible that you are creating that struggle?

When was the last time you did something that seemed so effortless?

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433: How Does Serving Others Better Your Life: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

When was the last time you did something for someone else: no matter how big or small?

Was your reason selfless?

If so, how did it make you feel?

What compelled you to do it?

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432: Living the Tao: Living Creatively

Question of the Day:

What is the last thing you created?  How important is it for you to create something? 

If it's not important, how do you gauge the success of a day?  It's important to point out that creating something doesn't signify something tangible.  You can create peace, hope, etc.

What was one thing you created today?

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431: Living Impartially: Living the Tao

Question of the Day:

When was the last time you said something or did something to make yourself seem more important than those around you? Why?

Is it possible you were feeling unempowered?

Can you think of three examples of hierarchies in your life, or in society?

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430: Living the Tao: Living Infinitely

Question of the Day:

Do you believe in everlasting life?  What is your understanding of what happens to "you" after you die?

How would your day to day life change if you knew. without a doubt, that you would go on, in another form, maybe physical, maybe not, after the end of this life?

Do you ever spend time watching people, without judging?  If so, could that same principle be used to observe your own life?

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429: Living the Tao: Living Contentment

Question of the Day:

What was the last thing you purchased, aside from groceries, gas, etc.?  What was the actual reason you purchased it.  Options include: to be happier, to feel important, to make others jealous. 

What was the last job you were hired for?  Are you still excited about the work you do?  If not, how long did it take for the excitement of the job to where off? Why do you think it did?

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428: Living the Tao: Living Paradoxical Unity

Question of the Day:

When was the last time you judged something?  Made an assessment?

In this moment, is everything perfect with who you are?

If no, what is missing?

What can you learn right now from this perceived shortcoming?

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427: Living the Tao, Living the Mystery

Question of the Day:

What is one thing you believe that you can't prove.  Does lack of scientific proof or substantiation make something less valuable, less important?

What are three devices that you use that you have no idea how they work?

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