The Art of Questioning: As Taught by Ernest Holmes

"Our time should be devoted to knowing the Truth that sets humanity free from the problem of ignorance; that Truth which alone can bring enlightenment to the world, that war should cease, that people should live together in harmony because they have recognized the Divinity within each other."

-          Ernest Holmes

Did you know that the Science of Mind Magazine was started in—and has been going continuously since—1927 by Ernest Holmes himself? This publication has touched millions of lives and helped move the human race forward in its progression toward a global spiritual awakening.

Did you know that his parents raised him with a very progressive attitude toward God (especially for a family of the 1800s)? They taught their nine sons (of which Ernest was the youngest) that God is good, that questions are positive, and that there is no such thing as a personal devil.

Did you know that Ernest was never taught to operate from a place of fear? His parents wanted their children to live peacefully, happily, and openly. This shaped young Ernest’s mind, and was the foundation for the belief system he would later teach and share with the world.

He did not allow dogma and fear to restrict his thinking, and as a result, we have such incredible and inspiring works as Living Without Fear, Your Spiritual Power, and of course, The Science of Mind. (Many of which can be found for free right here!)

One thing we can learn from Ernest Holmes is to always be questioning. His nickname as a teenager was “The Eternal Question Mark”—that is what we must endeavor to be: Eternal Question Marks.

What automatic response have you questioned lately? What standard belief system have you wondered about? What paradigms do you challenge in your day-to-day life?

Let us all be Question Marks, and channel that childlike energy of eternally asking “Why?”—it is the way to awareness, and the way to true joy!

What questions are you asking that might challenge something you've held to be true? How might this improve your understanding of the world?