Welcome to Soul Studies -- prompts and questions to explore WONDER in your life, business and creativity.
This is your weekly reminder to carve out time for yourself, anchor yourself to your values and contemplate how you can allow the monthly theme to permeate throughout everything you do.
So… crack open that journal, and commit yourself to the prompts and exercises below! This is how you leverage your Color Your Soul subscription the most -- by absorbing these insights and then actually applying them in your life!
“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”
When he said that, I believe he was specifically talking about our second sub-theme this month, curiosity -- the desire to know more, to understand.
Cultivating curiosity about the world around you, about yourself, about other people… this can be the gateway to so many other beautiful mindfulness concepts.
And what is the best way to cultivate curiosity? By asking great questions.
For today’s Soul Studies prompts, I want to focus on asking some illuminating questions that might help you uncover new insights about yourself. Maybe they’re the types of questions you don’t ponder often, but in spending just a few minutes today they may lead you to some interesting places you’ve yet to discover within yourself.
After all, the world may be infinite, but I believe our deep inner worlds are equally as infinite. There is so much to explore and hopefully these thought-provoking questions will help!
What’s the meaning of life? (JUST KIDDING! We’re going to have to get more specific than that.)
If you could only do one creative act for the rest of your life, what would it be?
What lights you up? What breaks your heart?
How did the way you were raised impact who you are and what you value today?
What limiting belief or negative “story” do you replay in your head most that you feel holds you back from your full potential?
What do you think makes a good friend and how do you try to embody those qualities with the people you keep close?
If you could inhabit any occupation (not your current job) for one day to learn what it’s like, what would it be?
What’s your most beautiful mistake -- the thing that didn’t turn out how you pictured but that you learned the most from?
What’s an element of your personality that you most identify with? In what ways does this trait help you move through life? In what ways does it hold you back?
What do you wish there was more of in the world?
I could go on forever asking all kinds of questions, but I hope a few of these above helped you articulate and clarify certain aspects of your inner core, and maybe even had you thinking about things you rarely consider.
People sometimes ask me how I come up with all the content I share in my newsletters or in my Instagram posts. I always tell them that my big “secret” is simply to look at the world around me as one big question mark. When I find something that piques my interest, I keep pulling on the thread to see where it leads. When I do that, life unfolds before my very eyes and, as Socrates said, I feel all the wiser for it.
See if you can focus your attention on questions this week -- get to know yourself better, get to know others better, and get to know the world around you better.
There is SO much wonder to explore!