Mastering the Art of Questioning: Transforming Anxiety and Finding Clarity

Welcome to Episode 122 of Stillness in the Storms! In this episode, we delve into the transformative power of asking the right questions to cut through anxiety and find clarity. Inspired by a poignant moment from Will Young’s experience with the Samaritans, we explore how deep, meaningful questions can help us navigate life’s challenges and uncover profound insights.

You can support the show and access links to my other podcast, Inner Peace Meditations, at stevenwebb.uk. Feel free to reach out and contact me through the website as well.

Memorable Quotes

  • “Are you tired of life or are you tired of your anxiety?” – Will Young’s Samaritan
  • “The power of the question is more important than the actual answer.”
  • “It’s not about turning a question from negative to positive; it’s about deepening the question.”

Thought-Provoking Questions

Common Questions and Their Deeper Alternatives:

  • Common: How are you feeling?
  • Deeper: What are you really feeling now and why?
  • Common: What do you do for a living?
  • Deeper: Who are you beyond the roles and titles you hold in life?
  • Common: Why is this happening to me?
  • Deeper: What can I learn from this situation? How can it help me grow?
  • Common: What if I fail?
  • Deeper: What would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail? How can I take the next step towards that today?
  • Common: How can I get through this?
  • Deeper: What strengths and resources do I already possess to help me navigate this challenge?
  • Common: When will things get better?
  • Deeper: What can I do today to create a smaller moment of peace and joy?

About Steven Webb and Stillness in the Storms

I’m Steven Webb, a meditation and mindfulness teacher dedicated to helping you find inner peace in difficult times. After becoming a C5 complete tetraplegic following a diving accident at 18, I turned to Zen Buddhism and mindfulness to navigate life’s challenges. My mission is to share these insights through my podcasts, including Stillness in the Storms and Inner Peace Meditations.

In Stillness in the Storms, we explore practical ways to find calm and clarity amidst life’s chaos. Each episode is designed to offer you tools, reflections, and the encouragement to live a more peaceful and mindful life.

Thank you for listening and supporting the podcast. Remember, the right question can open the door to deeper understanding and transformation.

For more information and to support the podcast, visit stevenwebb.uk.

Take care and keep asking those powerful questions.