I recently had a nice chat with the folks from Socialroots. They told me of a practice in which groups can explore together simply by asking questions, never statements. One person begins, the next finds another question that follows, and so on. I tried that out solo as a written contemplative exercise. Here's what followed.
What is the meaning of fingerprint of being?
What is the impact of pure identity?
What is the healing of pure identity?
How do we move in this world together?
What are the practices that can heal us?
How does healing emerge from truth?
How can we conspire to bypass systems of oppression?
What is the secret to belonging?
Where does the beginning begin?
How does love sanctify all?
In the middle of disturbance, how does grace arise?
How is the ally a reflection of that which is beyond binaries?
How do we know ourselves?
When I am present with softness, how does peace arise?
What are the contours of this moment?
How am I held with such love?
What is this being that I rest into?
How is the relational the key to our freedom?
What are the doorways for belonging?
How is it that grace grants infinite entry points?
What is it that we do not see?
In the stillness of being, is there anyone who is left out?
How is it that true being is so simple?
What is more glorious than the embrace of being?
How is it that I feel so held?
How is it that I contain multitudes?
What is the rhythm and cyclicality of this being?
How can I remain humble in receiving this light?
What emerges when we collectively share this being?
How is a question the truth of unknowing?
What right do we have to take each others' lives?
How is this emergence embracing of all life?
How is it that my love and the love of the universe is one?
What enables seeing and wisdom?
How do these words unfold out of nothingness?
What is this, for which we are ever grateful?
How does everything illuminate itself with such grace?
Image: Loïe Fuller in the Dance "The Archangel"/Koloman Moser