43 Questions That Will Free Your Mind

31 January, 2016

Currently, one of our main barriers is stress. Much of it has to do with work, and the emotional strain of overcoming it or avoiding it. It’s true we suffer from stress when we have too much to get done, but we can also feel stressed in the complete opposite situation: if we have too much free time.

In any situation where stress accompanies us every day, we need to use some resources to try to find a healthy emotional balance for ourselves. Stress can cause or promote many diseases that, in the long run, will be difficult to resolve.

“Keeping our body in good health is our duty. Otherwise we wouldn’t be capable of keeping our mind strong and clear.”
-Buddha Gautama-

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What are the 43 questions that will free our mind?

Today I would love to share with you 43 questions that will allow you to free your mind and therefore avoid stress. I advise you to answer them quickly without analyzing them too much. There are no negative or positive answers, no right or wrong.

These questions will simply help you delve into the deepest part of your subconsciousness and thus overcome what’s keeping you from moving forward. Their effectiveness and simplicity will surprise you.

  • How old do you think you look, if you didn’t know your age?
  • What’s worse: bearing defeat or never having tried?
  • Why is it that if life is so short, you do so many things you don’t like and so few things that you’re really passionate about?
  • If the job has been completed, everything has been said and done, have there been more words or actions?
  • If you could change one single thing in the world, what would it be?
  • If happiness was the local currency, what job would let you be a millionaire?
  • Are you doing something you believe in or are you trying to believe in what you’re doing?
  • If human life had an average duration of 50 years, what would you change about yours in order to live it to the fullest?
  • It’s raining, you need a ride home, a car stops in front of you, who’s driving the car?

“The beauty of things exists in the mind of he who contemplates them.”

-David Hume-
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  • What worries you the most: doing it well or correctly?
  • You’re having dinner with three friends you value and respect. They start criticizing a close friend of yours without knowing of your friendship. The criticism is unfair, how do you react?
  • If you could give only one piece of advice to a small child, what would it be?
  • Would you break the law to save someone you love?
  • Have you seen madness where you later saw genius?
  • In your life, what do you do differently form others?
  • How is it possible that what makes you happy doesn’t make others happy?
  • What do you truly desire to do but haven’t done yet? What’s keeping you from doing it?
  • Are you clinging to something you should have let go of a long time ago?
  • If you had the opportunity of moving forever to another country, where would you go and why?
  • Do you press the elevator button more than once, do you think that will make it come faster?
  • What would you rather be: a neurotic genius or a happy simpleton?
  • Why are you you?
  • If you could be your own friend, would you really enjoy that friendship?
  • You arrive home and there is an unexpected visitor waiting, who is it?
  • What makes you feel the most grateful in your life?
  • What do you prefer: losing all of your memories or not being able to make new ones?
  • Is it possible to know the truth without putting ineffort?
  • Has your worst fear come true?
  • Do you remember what made you feel the worst when you were 3 years old? Does that still have the same meaning to you?
  • What is your happiest memory from childhood? Why is it a happy memory?
  • Which experiences in your past have made you feel truly alive?
  • If not now, then when?
  • If you have yet achieved what you want, what is keeping you from doing it?
  • Have you ever spent time with someone without saying a word and later thought it was the best conversation you have ever had?
  • Is it possible to know what’s right and wrong without having doubts about being mistaken?
  • If you were given a million euros right now, would you quit your job?
  • What do you prefer: having a lot of work to do with the obligation of having to do it or having little to do but doing what you love?
  • Do you have the feeling that today has been repeated a million times?
  • If everyone you knew died tomorrow, who would you visit today?
  • What’s the difference between living and existing?
  • When will the day come when it will finally be worthwhile to take a chance and do what you think is right?
  • If you learn from your mistakes, why are you afraid of making them?
  • What would you do differently if you were certain no one would judge you?

    “The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. everything I know is that for which I have words.””

    -Ludwig Wittgenstein-