No. 70

Depth

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These are the questions I want to ask people:

What do you want most right now?
What are you immensely grateful for?
What are your deepest desires?
Why do you think you’re here?
What do you want to share most with the world?
Have you ever been in love, and what does it feel like?
Who are you when you’re not afraid to be entirely yourself?

They aren’t questions you find in most conversations. But they’re the ones that make eyes sparkle. Have you ever noticed that?

I long for these intensely open, vulnerable, deep conversations with friends lately. With acquaintances. With strangers too.

What kind of movements would we start? What brilliant things would we create together?

About brandi

Brandi is a digital strategist, website developer, and founder of Alchemy+Aim, a company that helps entrepreneurs and business owners elevate their online presence and enhance their digital experience. Her academic background in theatre, philosophy and physics was the perfect foundation for launching her business, where she’s worked with Brené Brown, Laverne Cox, Judy Smith, and other notable thought leaders since 2013. She is an advocate for using technology in ways that humanize, connect and serve people as well as for asking deeper philosophical questions and teaching others to think more broadly about impact when they create, particularly in STEAM fields.

7 thoughts on “Depth

  1. Sometimes I think these are the kinds of questions people want to be asked. It’s hard to start a conversation with a stranger this way, but there are many times when I’ve wished that someone would reach past the surface and look closer at the core of who I really am.

  2. These are great questions, especially “Why do you think you’re here?” i think about that all the time and wonder what other people would say. I don’t have an answer to that question, yet but i am continuing on my journey the ‘my answer’.

  3. These are really great questions. I’m not really the type to have deep conversations often; I find they sap my energy, but that probably depends on who I’m conversing with. I really love the question: “What do you want to share most with the world?” That’s the one that gets me the most excited.

  4. Isn’t it funny that most people don’t have these conversations with one another? I think they are all fun, thought provoking questions that will most likely lead you on a journey to question other things in your life that you may not have even thought about before. They cannot be answered shortly. p.s. I like this so very honest blog of yours

  5. i think those are the kind of questions that our souls long to ask-others and ourselves. it is hard to have those conversations or not. depends but they need to happen. i think we are all guilty of living on auto pilot. those question jar us out of that trance. i don’t think that one can really live an ethical and purposeful life without asking themselves those questions or the like. then, comes to living them out.

  6. hey, brandi! thank you for posing such thoughtful questions, they will make for some good journal entry topics when do some writing this week :) some of these questions i know will be hard to answer, especially the one about who you are when you don’t have fear as, at least for me, fear unfortunately plays a role in my life right now. thanks for these those! we can all use some time to think about these questions :)

    ps! i’m LOVING this new blog/writing space you have here! i don’t know why it took my so long to get commenting!

  7. I just stumbled across your blog and had to leave a note. A few friends and I are starting a new movement at our school, a creative/performance based questioning of our stagnancy and a push towards these broader questions that expose us to vulnerability – and hopefully, to a greater sense of trust and community. I crave these questions on a daily basis, I love getting to know people, and finding these people in the last week has left me positively giddy.

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