INQUIRY - a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge; study, scrutiny, exploration.
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One of my favorite weeks is upon us! The whole game was started in part because of my fascination with inquiry. I adore exploring new things and testing them out. My decision to publicly play this game in a blog is rooted in this virtue. I really wanted to see what would happen if I declared my intentions out loud to the world. I have NOT been disappointed. Even when I didn't think anyone was reading what I wrote the possibility that you might kept me going. Now that so many readers have joined in watching and possibly playing along with me I feel like the game is being taken to a new level.
Image of Inquiring kids from The Age.com.au
This week I am picking three areas of inquiry as my access to exploring and encouraging INQUIRY. For this week's "Bliss Initiatives," play along with what I do or make up your own inquiries. This week is about the process of learning something, anything new and it doesn't even matter if you succeed. My "Bliss Initiatives" are color coded in purple for quick identification. They are specific things that you too can try, if you want to play along with me. However, because as Earl Nightingale says, "you become what you think about," even if you only follow along, and never take on any of the bliss initiatives, I expect some results.
- Magic Carpet Ride - many of you are doing this already and I will be continuing this week. At last count more then 900 blogs have joined this year's One World One Heart blog fest. If you found me because of this event then participating in this event is a no brainer. You will be doing so anyway! If you don't know what I'm talking about do click on the link and find out. I will be sharing some of my fun finds here in this blog but conducting your own inquiry is half the fun!
- Big Questions Inquiry - last inquiry week I found a fascinating website but I didn't get a chance to explore as much as I wanted. This week I'm heading back to All about Philosophy which offers an interesting group of discussions on many of the BIG topics. "Do you want a rational investigation of the truth? Philosophy poses many questions. Where did I come from and why am I here? Why is there suffering? Is there a God? What is my purpose in life? Get started on your trek to find answers to life's most important questions." Join me here and/or review my last post on the big questions for additional inspiration.
- Everyday Inquiry - This time around my everyday inquiry is leading me to research preschools for Jessie. It is open house time for the next school year and I am ready to find her perfect place! If you don't also have a toddler heading into school then picking some other inquiry based on your personal needs would be great. Finding home care for an elderly parent, the perfect cake recipe for an upcoming celebration, a new supplier of craft materials... what ever floats your boat. Being conscious of the process is what this part of the game is all about. Have fun and go out and learn something!
“I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light”
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My 13 bliss virtues: joy, order, creativity, passion, whimsy, serenity, inquiry, community, romance, gratitude, moxie, humility, surprise