The Power Of Questions

graphic-designer-profession-guide-headerDr. David Cooperrider, professor of social entrepreneurship at Case Western University and pioneer of Appreciative Inquiry, made this profound observation:

“Human systems develop in the direction of the questions they most deliberately and frequently ask.”

With that in mind, to entertain the question of man’s worthiness is to

  1. accept the premise that man’s worthiness can be questioned, and
  2. direct the development of his soul (mind, will, emotions) in a particular direction.

I am currently of the opinion that the frequent questioning of man’s worthiness directs soul development in three directions: Shame, Pride, and Vulnerability.  And, I suggest that these three directions result in “soul-states,” or contexts that are influential in steering the direction of decisions and choices.

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