Asking better questions is something I have written about, and it is not usually about the answer we receive. It is about what occurs when those questions are asked. It is about shifting the dialogue towards radical truthfulness in the interest of promoting a better framework of wellbeing, so that we as a society start to look more honestly at where we are investing our energy, and how we showing up in our lives. Are we asking from a place that encourages integrity and growth and open-hearted connection? Are we answering from a place that perpetuates the disordered values imposed by society?
I’d ask her if she feels there is any danger, as a public figure who many people look to for beauty/health guidance, in elevating forms of beauty and wellness that require vast amounts of money to obtain. I wouldn’t expect or even want any nice, pat answers–I’d want her to squirm a bit, and I’d want to squirm a bit with her, for us to sit in confronting silence. Maybe if we start asking better questions about what it means to be beautiful, what it means to be well, we can at least start to shift the pendulum in the other directionZeba Blay