Example questions for exploring the Current Reality:
"How important is this issue to you, on a scale of one to ten?"
"How often do you think about this -- how many times each hour, day, or week?"
"How committed to changing this issue are you, on a scale of one to ten?"
"What are your main insights about this issue up to now?"
"On a scale of one to ten, how confident are you that you have all the information you need to act?"
If you can memorize these types of questions, you might find it easier to focus on the person you're speaking to.