Good morning Roy, good morning Joseth.
The questions that you ask, are perhaps more important than the answers. The clues to how you are thinking may come from your questions. As the silent observer you have the advantage of listening impartially to the questions. This can not be over emphasized. The answers may come from the one that is doing the asking and may be already known. Listen to the questions that you ask. But also try to develop a sense of where the questions are coming from emotionally. Are your questions coming from, fear, love happiness, sadness, anticipation or anything else. The answer to the questions may not lie within the question itself, but in the overall feelings around them. You may not be effective at first, but it can be revealing and an insight into your thought process. Try to use your intuition without making judgments.
While you are formulating your questions, listen to the quality around that which you are asking. Try to notice why you are asking these particular questions in the first place. Is the question designed to extract knowledge, or is it an affirmation of something you already believe or know? Is the question asked in anger, or in a very loving way? Does the question call for immediate action?
Because you are both the questioner and the answerer, all questions are manifestations of a thought process that is internal. The answers will come from within, even if they are experienced externally. The answer, will be an experience of revelation, "Oh Ya," I know that.
Questions are the key to memory. Questions unlock memory, but questions are also an expression of emotion…why did I do that? Sometimes the answer is so obvious that it seems like a ridiculous question, but the real question may linger in the background, and may be an expression or call for help.
The answers to some simple questions may not be so obvious. Just as a noise in the distance has little meaning without seeing where it came from, or previous knowledge of it’s origin.
Questions are often sounding boards, "why did I do that?" You may know why, but not the purpose of the action.
Questions are highlight marks in a paragraph of text. They are pauses in thought… they are sign posts. Questions all have underlying questions that are the root or purpose for the question. They are silent indicators of where a thought process is heading. They are the flip side of a coin. Always there, always parallel and moving, existing in the same time and space. Moving unnoticed, except by the silent observer. Questions can never be answered, for in the giving of the answer the question no longer exists, but the purpose still lingers and has exposed itself… "Do you have any money on you?" Purpose…wants to borrow money. The underlying question was, "may I borrow money?"
The intention was borrowing. Assumption was… if the other didn’t have money on him, he wouldn’t be able to borrow. It is the long way around. Even if the other didn’t have money on him, he may have easy access to some. The question opens itself up to a whole series of other questions, but still may not get the results expected. It was a poor question in the first place. The question leads away from the intention of the asker, and is an expression as to how the borrower is feeling about asking for money.
Sometimes the answer just isn’t as important as the question and may be more revealing or insightful into a thought process that is working itself out.