one is a question, the other a statement. as far as i am concerned they work.
for example, soon after i settle into a nice and sweet meditation i see some thoughts and feelings loom in the mental horizon. i quickly recognize they all have to do with comparing and inadequacy. and, voom, the statement appears bright and bold. nothing adds to or diminishes the inner self. like sunshine burning away the morning fog those mental activity lose their juice and dissipate.
the question? i can't live without it when i have to make a choice or decision and not sure what is the right thing to do. it goes like this. what will i wish i had done in this moment in my life when i am dying? unfailingly looking at the situation through this question takes 'fear of the unknown' and 'fear of doing the wrong thing' out of the mind. instead i am looking at it through the eye of the inner self that is always calm, confident and focused. i can't think of another way to make sure that i live a life of no regrets. i can't think of another way to make sure that i stay connected to the inner self without my meditation practice.