“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” Shannon L. Alder
Here is a section from my book Delight– which I hope will help give you some guidance as you start to think about 2017.
Since we are getting closer to the new year- it’s important to pause and reflect on our
lives… is it time to make some changes? Is there something we need to celebrate?
What Does Ask Mean?
Are you ready to go deeper? It’s time to face some uncomfortable stuff and use what we discover to help us make some decisions and gain some clarity around our lives.
Asking means that we engage in a self-reflective process regularly, asking ourselves things like:
- What is working in my life?
- What needs to be adjusted?
- Am I taking good care of myself?
- Have I gotten distracted in my life in a way that has led me away from my core values?
- What practices are working for me and make me feel good?
The key to this type of inquiry is not that there actually is an answer. Sometimes we pose questions that have no answer, right now or ever. Some questions just make us pause and ponder. If you are someone (like me!) who loves an answer, a knowing, a way, a plan, then this practice can be rather challenging. But asking is the way to hear your soul’s song.
We will do this together, as a community at our Delight Retreat, this December.