Excerpt About Inquiry
Inquiry Invites Our True Nature to Reveal ItselfThe teacher's lack of interest in reaching an outcome also reflects his basic trust in the natural unfolding of the soul when one aligns with its truth. This law of movement in the human soul, and the teacher's trust in it, are both fundamental to the practice of inquiry in the Diamond Approach. Inquiry is not an activity aimed at bringing one to a particular state or capacity. Nor is it a means of discovering what stops one from arriving at a certain outcome. Inquiry is a means of inviting our true nature — which has much greater intelligence and awareness than our conscious mind will ever have — to reveal itself and guide us to a deeper understanding of reality and our own truth. True inquiry does not assume that one outcome, one experience, or one feeling state is better than any other at any given time. Inquiry invites whatever is here to show itself and reveal its truth. And each revelation, if allowed and held with respect and interest, will lead to understanding and revelation—and the further unfoldment of the soul.