There are questions that are more revealing of ourselves to ourselves in our instantaneous reaction(s) than in our considered response(s). Do yourself a favor and simply check one choice per line, rapid-fire style…like speed dating yourself for information…as if you actually cared to know. There are no wrong answers…only dishonest ones…so you can only be cheating on yourself.

You’re in a tight jam somehow. Your life is about to be compressed and condensed into summation points. Your final bottom line answers please:

Life:

worth it ____

____ not worth it

loved it ____

____ feared it

happier for it ____

____ sadder for it

experienced real love ____

____ not really sure

would do it again ____

____ would never do it again

would do it similarly ____

____ would do it differently

end of questions…..end of snapshot….a spiritual spot check of sorts

Do you see any patterns in your 6 quick answers for your self about your self?

When I answered these questions honestly, I certainly did. The answers helped me to ‘see’ myself and the direction(s) I was heading towards and*or conflicted about. Depending upon the answer, I had the opportunity to choose differently if I was not OK with how my life was going…at the very least, I had the awareness that I might just need some help with making different choices.

And, wouldn’t you know it, when I sincerely opened up and asked for help, good souls showed up and cared for me as I learned how to truly care for my own self. 

Which changes all my answers…one by one…

and life…

Well, it’s in the choices. Free will. Again.

There’s no blame. We were taught to live afraid of the final judgment. Or chose that there was no such thing. Or…or…

We were rarely, if ever, nurtured and allowed to be led by love. The platitudes were spoken from pulpits and the actions that followed were hollow, shallow and duplicitous.

Scaring people into obedience or compliance is not the same as inspiring people towards real growth and genuine community.

We know this. We miss this in our lives.

Rather than sulk…what would you like to do to lean in and care more?

You. 

Yes, little ole you with littler older me. Would you care again for us?

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