This one is related to the 10-day challenge I did back in January. At that time I challenged myself to focus specifically on interpersonal curiosity for ten days in a row. What I think I meant to do in that context was to practice Inquiry, which I ended up not really doing.
As I’ve mentioned, I do faithfully practice Inquiry in writing by keeping an Inquiry journal. My ongoing frustration is that I don’t practice it in real conversations very often. To see if I can finally make the jump from paper to real life, I have decided to put some pressure on and see if focusing specifically on that for ten days can help me. Starting tomorrow I will try to practice Inquiry every day and post about my experiences until April 23. (I think that’s ten days.)
Just an aside: I will try to do this as unobtrusively as possible. I don’t want the people I’m talking with to feel like unwilling participants in an experiment!
For background, here is a list of some of my early posts (with links) about Inquiry:
About those “try tos”–if anyone quotes Yoda at me (“Do or do not. There is no try.”) I’ll probably burst into tears. After all, if I could just do this without trying I wouldn’t be writing this blog!