Sunday, September 07, 2008

Nine Questions Await Your Private Conversation

Nine simple questions can be a mirror for the mind. When no one is looking over your shoulder you can own up to what’s going on; your answers can reflect honesty. A few minutes from now you might get a self-nudge to authentic action, and that may lead to a new level of peace of mind. Look at this list.

1. What’s going well in your life?
2. What are you grateful for?
3. What would help you?
4. What changes would you like?
5. What do you have questions about?
6. What’s bothering you the most this week?
7. What are you looking for, short-term?
8. What are you looking for, long-term?
9. What do you think God wants you to do about it?

Nine simple questions await your private conversation. No need to struggle with impromptu answers. Give each one a quick reply.

Now ask yourself: what question would I add as number 10 to the above list? What question do I need to ask myself, and what’s my answer?

Perhaps you’ll want to revisit the list again next week and see if there are any changes. Taking inventory periodically can be a productive way to save time and energy by giving focus on both the good and the not-so-good events happening around you.

Sometimes there’s nothing as helpful as a few questions and sincere answers. Give yourself a private conversation and see what happens. # # #

by Elaine Hardt ©2008