“And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without ever noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
—Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
- are appropriately structured and focused for the type of thinking they are meant to evoke;
- break free of limiting assumptions and invite more expansive thinking;
- allow space for diverse perspectives and possibilities;
- lead to greater clarity and meaning, as well as deeper insight;
- stimulate discovery of unarticulated needs, aspirations, or possibilities;
- are truly questions lacking answers instead of being statements in disguise;
- engage the collective attention, insights, and energy of the desired stakeholders; and
- often result in additional provocative questions being generated and explored.
- We acknowledge one another as equals.
- We try to stay curious about one another.
- We recognize that we need each other’s help to become better listeners.
- We slow down so that we have time to think and reflect.
- We remember that conversation is the natural way humans think together.
- We expect it to be messy at times.
What questions are you loving right now? What questions do we need to live with longer and in community conversation with others?