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❄️ Freezethawed: The Newsletter #027 - The Miracle Question

Hello everyone!

I have been consistent with this newsletter for 3 months now and I am really ecstatic about it. Also, needless to say, it is you, the reader that has helped me get there. My immense gratitude goes out to you for your time and patience.

This week I came across the miracle question, which is an exercise in psychology.

It is an intervention used to explore a persons’ hidden resources or solutions for their present problems. When therapists ask a miracle question, they build a good story line and lead the client to envision how different their life would be if a miracle happened over night.

A prototype of such a question would go like this:

“If ‘X’ is your current problem and you wake up tomorrow morning to find out that it is solved. If ‘Y’ is the reason that led to the solution, what would ‘Y’ be?

In a specific situation, the psychologist may ask,

“If you woke up tomorrow and a miracle happened so that you no longer easily lost your temper, what would you see differently?” What would the first signs be that the miracle occurred?”

The client may respond by saying,

“I would not get upset when somebody calls me names.”

This lead would help set goals in the therapeutic process to make this best case scenario happen. It is an intervention method that helps clients reach hypothetical solutions to problems and dream the life they want to see after the therapy process.

On retrospection, I had asked myself the miracle question a long time back. There was a time when I found it painfully difficult to wake up early in the morning. So the miracle question was, “If there was one thing I could change today to wake up consistently early in the morning, what would that be?” – and lo and behold, no matter what nowadays I make it a point to go to bed at 10PM without a device connected to the internet, and this helps me consistently wake up early.

This may not be the solution for many problems but even if it helps us gain insight with one, maybe it is worth a shot. I urge you to pick a conundrum in your life and ask yourself the miracle question. Give it a shot!

Until next time,


Anujeet’s book journey

This week I finished:

Anxious People – Fredrik Backman

I highly recommend this! You will not be able to put this one down.

Currently I am reading:

This Is Going To Hurt – Adam Kay

Aggregate, the weekly quote

The fundamental cure for poverty is not money, but knowledge.

- Sir Arthur Lewis

Harmony, the weekly song

Cherathukal - Sithara Krishnakumar, Sushin Shyam

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