Mindfulness 10 Important Iconoclast Questions To Ask Yourself

Mindfulness and Iconoclast Questions, image by Dinis Guarda

Mindfulness and Iconoclast Questions, image by Dinis Guarda

Mindfulness 10 Important Iconoclast Questions To Ask Yourself!

What are the mindfulness iconoclast questions you need to ask yourself that can make a difference in your life and in the way you manage your drive and your expectations.

Iconoclast is a word originated in 1590-1600. It comes from the Medieval Latin īconoclastēs and Greek eikonoklástēs, that is equivalent to Greek eikono-klastēs breaker, equivalent klas- or klân break + -tēs suffix.

The modern definition of iconoclast comprehends a person that attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions, values, as being part of superstition or old ideas. The modern version of iconoclast goes in a new direction close to the concept of a visionary and a fast-forward thinker that is not afraid of breaking concepts, ideas or preconceptions to achieve bold achievements and disruptive innovation or actions.

Iconoclast and somehow mindfulness are radical close concepts. Mindfulness is a powerful breaker of noise, a sound mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, it is about being able to clear what is not relevant, while calmly take a breath, acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.

When remembering these concepts it is imperative to remember how to question. And what to question? Life is a process of negotiating and partly you negotiate questioning. When one questions we have to find deep answers. To better develop these questions, first of all, we should try to remember and think in the wise words of Voltaire:

I propose an exercise starting by remembering and thinking in the wise words of Voltaire:

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

To follow up I want to remember these wonderful wise words that  one of the leading personalities of the global technology world and management:

“Burnout is about resentment [Preventing it is] about knowing yourself well enough to know what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful.”

Bearing this in mind the question is how to drive your life in a focused way that you get the most out of your life and at the same time avoiding any negative burnout. How to make sure you are driven by value and challenging yourself and making sure you are going in the direction of your quest and happiness? I came up with these questions that are rather simple but at the same time help me focus and realise what is indeed important to ask myself. here they are 10 simple questions that I want to remember at least once a month if not every week.

Bellow I proposed 10 simple questions and answer published in a previous draft in 10 Important Questions To Ask Yourself. These questions is something I suggest everyone to do and that I want to remember at least once a month if not every week.

1. What did you want to be when you were young?
Did you want to be a doer, someone that does great projects and get things done and is always learning and travelling around the world. I wanted to be as well a filmmaker, a writer and a musician. And of course, a happy fulfilled person surrounded by inspiring people that love and care for.

2. What is you relation to society and polis, politics?
First I am a man of a family, therefore I need to remember my relatives and their values. After I am a man of society, of the polis, therefore I try / need to have a civic contribution. I want to be engage as a member of a family, friends and also as a citizen and have a say through my convictions and values and specially through digital and web social media citizenship programs and initiatives. As a citizen at the moment I consider myself a world citizen living between various countries and cultures.

3. Who are the people that influenced you the most?
The people I love, my lovers, my parents,  family, some teachers, friends, and peers. Big creators and thinkers such as Homer, Virgil, Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Miguel Angelo, Ticiano, Rembrandt, and writers, literature personalities, artists, filmmakers such as Camoes, Shakespeare, Fernando Pessoa, Picasso, Ezra Pound, Stanley Kubrick, David Bowie, Bjork and many others.

4. What are your current interests?
Writing, aesthetics, world geopolitics, financial and economic flows, creative expressions: art, literature, music, film, internet, web and apps, technology.

5. Does creativity, innovation, and art influence the evolution of society?
Creativity, innovation, and Art is part of the society blood. Society needs it for its breathing and moreover it is critical for its blood circulation, without it, society starts having circulation issues that can contribute to heart attacks and after a while, it can contribute to impoverishment and death of a given society.

6. Which word best defines your activity of creation?

7. What is, for you, the meaning of language? Of the word?
Reaching the other. Visualise thoughts and get closer to the other. The inner other and the outer other(s).

8. What would you take with you to a deserted island?
My loved ones.

9. Which are the most urgent reforms?
Education and social integration. Self-development focus on continuous change, learning, and action. Mindfulness.

10. What should happen to your work?
Make you outstanding mark and touch other people.

To finish a quote by A A Milne, the creator or Winnie the Pooh:

“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favourite day,” said Pooh.