But here's another perspective. What if this could the most important question you'd ever ask, arising in your mind precisely when it should.
Questions are fascinating because they give birth to new stories and because they tend to re-route our lives in a natural and creative way.
Clayton Christensen once said that a question is a place in your head where an answer can rest. If you'd allow it to make itself comfortable enough to abide in your consciousness for a while without losing its importance, surprising things can happen. A whole galaxy of new questions forms around it to help you understand what exactly you are seeking to answer. For example, you could find yourself wondering:
- Who am I now?
- What brought me where I am currently in life?
- What are the pros and cons of continuing to live as I am now?
- What kind of a person do I want to be?
- What emotions do I want to feel?
- Am I authentic in my self-expression?
- What if I am not supposed to grow up ever?
- Who have I decided that I want to be(come)?
- From whom can I learn best?
- What do I keep avoiding that continues to call on me since childhood?
- Whose script am I complying with in my life? Or rather, whose life am I living?
- Who am I denying the gift of being who I want to be and creating what I want to create?
- Do I still seek permission to follow my intuition? If yes, whose permission is it?
- How content am I with just being? Who am I without the doing?
- What can bring me into a state of flow when I forget about everything and just create?
Write these satelite questions down. Map them and see how they connect to each other to form a gateway to self-realization. Explore it without fear, allowing yourself to neutrally contemplate each question without being overwhelmed by it. You set the pace. The questions are nothing but friendly form of guidance. They will wait until you feel ready, until you've done your research in the outside world and looked within yourself long enough to feel what is true for you.