Taking stock


Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness


The Wednesday Whisper

A few good questions

Every now and again it makes sense to press the pause button and take stock. For some this will be a retreat or sabbatical. And, sometimes it’s just a quick check in with ourselves. As my first blog after the summer as we move into the autumn and winter, I thought these questions might help provide a source of reflection as a compass and resource for direction.

  1. When I look inside myself, what is really important to me now and long term?
  2. When I reflect on my relationships, what do I most want to nurture?
  3. When I take stock of my life, what would I like my main purpose to be?
  4. In the last 5 years what was I doing and where was I when I felt most alive?
  5. How well am I doing at living in harmony with my values in the present moment?
  6. What are the barriers or obstacles to living my best life with the resources I have?
  7. What one baby step could I take towards overcoming them?
  8. Where can I get support to take further steps?

How you respond to these questions will help you to determine your level of presence. Determining your presence is about living in the now, making the most of your life within the options available. In these ever changing times where uncertainty is more pronounced, it’s more important than ever for those of us fortunate enough to have some level of comfort, to find a way to savour the present moment.


Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness 

I carried out an exercise like this a few months ago when my schedule was in overload. I used a flipchart and ‘graded’ how much joy each part of my life was providing. I put hearts around the joyful parts and crosses through the least enjoyable and then I made a pact with myself. Within 3 months the Beloved Divine Energy some call God had rearranged my life so that I could be present in gratitude.


The Wednesday Whisper 

What was your first reaction as you scanned the questions? Are you willing to spend a little longer reflecting?


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