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Contemplating Life

When last did you come to a complete stop, away from possible interruptions and disruptions, quieted your mind, and contemplated your life?

When last did you take stock of all the tasks, duties, responsibilities you take on on a regular basis?

If it has been a while, why don't take a few minutes and ask yourself the questions below, and then write down the answers. There is something about writing that helps to clarify thoughts.

  • Why am I doing what I'm doing?

  • Is there still a need to do it?

  • Are there things I can let go of in order to make space or time for something new?

  • When last did I do something new for the first time?

  • Am I happy?

  • Do I feel fulfilled?

  • Am I living a healthy life, or am I going to pay a heavy price when I'm older?

  • Are there still regrets, anger, and bitterness I am holding on to?

  • What will they say about me at my funeral? Probably only nice things, so what will they think at my funeral?

  • If I were to meet my 7 year old self, will he or she be impressed with whom I became?

  • What do I believe in, why do I believe in it, am I living my faith, or just pretending at it?

  • If I were to die today, what would I regret not having said to my loved ones?

  • What will I regret never having done?

Life is so fast paced, it's all we can do to keep up. There is much value in taking action, but there is also value in giving up some of your busy active time to stop and reflect, reevaluate, reorganize, and re-prioritize.

Don’t let God be the only one who is contemplating your life,



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