Surprise! I’ll bet you weren’t expecting a pop quiz from a blog? But it’s time.
Only if you’d like to, volunteer to take this quiz (because nothing is mandatory — there are no rules).
Question #1: Examine everything you’ve learned from school, church, books, community leaders, etc. Discard anything that no longer fits with your inner knowing, your soul. What’s left?
Question #2: What do you believe? (Are there any hard and fast beliefs, or are things fluid and intuitively-driven?)
Question #3: What is your purpose? (And if you’re still unsure, are you spending time/energy sitting with this question?)
Question #4: Do you feel connected in this world? If not, where are the missing links?
Question #5: Has the feeling of love increased in your life over this past year? (And this has nothing to do with being in, or not being in, an intimate relationship.)
Question #6: Are you happy? (If not, in what areas of your life are you still not happy?)
Question #7: Do you feel more peaceful today (either for longer periods of time, or the periods occur more frequently, or both)?
Question #8: Do you love yourself? Completely?
That’s it! That’s the pop quiz. And it’s probably one of the most challenging ones you’ve ever taken. I encourage you to take it seriously and really answer each question for yourself.
This is a great way to see how different you are today than you were a year ago, or 6 months ago. And, it gives you some ideas of what to focus on now — what areas you’d like to change or grow.
And here’s the best news: if you took the quiz, no matter what answers you gave, you passed with flying colors! For the purpose is not to get a great grade, the purpose is to ask the questions and reflect on the answers.
Congratulations! And thanks for playing along… If anyone would like to share insights they received from this, please do…