QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
QUESTIONS OF PERCEPTION
I found myself asking some questions today for which I didn't automatically have answers. I had to allow time for consideration and reflection before I could decide what I thought. Some of my answers have altered my perception of things. Here are the questions:
Is everything going to pot?
OR is everything in a pot being fertilized for future, flourishing, abundant growth?
Is my life falling apart?
OR is my life falling together?
Am I being a doormat?
OR am I holding my responses in check so that when I do respond, I will mean what I say, say what I mean and not say it mean?
Am I in denial?
OR am I choosing to focus elsewhere - recognizing the negative, but placing my attention on the positive?
Am I being cold, rigid and unfeeling?
OR am I protecting and taking care of myself?
Am I neglecting my responsibilities?
OR am I "Letting go and letting God"?
Are people really trying to hurt me?
OR am I taking things too seriously and too personally?
Am I disinterested in you?
OR am I allowing you your privacy?
Am I insensitive to your needs and wants?
OR am I allowing you to grow by exploring your own feelings and thoughts, and making your own decisions?
Am I distant and uninvolved?
OR am I allowing you the respect and dignity you deserve?
Careful thought led me to realize that in some cases my thinking was not as clear as I thought it was or my motives weren't as pure as I hoped they were. I can use these questions to take inventory of current relationships and situations.
I'm sure there are plenty of other questions I might think of later, but for now, these are enough.
"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues." - Cicero