(^ with a title like that, how could you resist reading this post?! I ask you…)
In case you missed the link from last post, here it is: http://tinybuddha.com/blog/6-powerful-questions-that-will-change-your-life-forever/
I will now proceed to answer the six powerful questions that will change your life forever!
1. What do I absolutely love in life?
List anything that you love about the world and the people in your life. Think about any activities that get you excited and enthusiastic and make you feel most alive. This can be absolutely anything: music, sports, cooking, teaching others, learning, watching movies—anything. Within your love for these things lies deep passion.
I absolutely love God. I love talking about God, talking to God, thinking about God, and thanking God.
I love talking to people about God, and the more diverse the people and their perspective ideologies, the better.
I love sharing knowledge, information, opinions, and knowledge and using that to shape/compare/contrast/and refine my current ideologies. My ultimate goal in all of this is truth, and always a greater knowledge, awareness of, and appreciation for the truth.
I love being around people. I love conversations about everything, but mostly conversations about ideas. I love when a group of people share a common idea, or a series of ideas that can collaboratively work together, and then working to make those ideas into realistic goals, projects, and events.
I love writing. I love organizng the mess in my head and heart, and the process of getting it all down. I love feeling and accepting and releasing emotions, and I love trying to figure out why they are there, and how to master them so that they do not master me, but rather enhance me and my interactions with other people. I want meaningful, beautiful, memorable interactions with other people. I want less mess and misunderstanding and yet…MORE mess of the artistic and understanding kind.
I love art. I love the visual representation of what’s going on inside people, outside of people, the glorious visual representation of the human experience, and of other experiences too.
I love photography; its ability to freeze time, freeze memories, and make them appear more beautiful or significant than they actually were. or sometimes, I love the frustration that results from never being able to capture memories with a lens that isn’t God-made.
I love singing, alone and with other people. In worship to God, as a way of reminding, remembering, being. a way of my soul to escape this body, and to collaborate with other voices to create harmony. and Harmony is far too rare an experience these days, but oh, when you find it…
I love dance. I love watching dance and being in the middle of a dance. Right now, I feel clumsy in dance, but when I can find rhythm and motion, when others can find rhythm and motion, I think there are few things more beautiful than that. Expressive and passionate.
I love rich, wholesome food. I love preparing food for people who will appreciate it; doesn’t matter if they are young, old, or even if they know or love me or not, as long as they appreciate the food I make.
I love dining out. I love complex flavors and dining out and interacting with the staff and being with friends in a different environment of lights, art, temperature, and flavor.
I love books and words. I love the power of books and words to completely transform lives, and that is one of many reasons why I want to be a high school English teacher.
2. What are my greatest accomplishments in life so far?
List all of the moments that you are proud of as well as the times that you’ve succeeded. To have accomplished these, you would have used some of your key strengths. See if you can identify why you succeeded. Also, list any activities, hobbies, or anything else that you do that you complete with ease. Within these lie greatest strengths.
I was told to list the moments I’m proud of here.
I’m proud of always being compassionate towards people who are suffering, especially people who are emotionally suffering.
I’m proud to be a listening ear, an advice giver, a set of arms to hold and comfort during difficult times.
I’m proud of serving others. I’m proud of the times I’ve sat with people who were mourning. I’m proud of the times I’ve sat at hospital bedsides.
I’m proud of the times I’ve visited the elderly in elderly homes.
I’m proud of the times I’ve sung with and to people who were dying.
I’m proud of humbling myself before God my Freshman year of college, ahd having my faith in prayer increased in a way it never had been there before.
I’m proud of making the Dean’s list at my local community college. I’m proud of returning to Florida College, and making the honor roll there, after failing my Freshman year.
I’m proud of finding full-time work at the ripe age of 20. I’m proud of talking to my co-workers about God.
I’m proud of studying the Bible with people who believed differently than me, and actually considering their view of the Bible, looking at it with Fresh Eyes rather than with Opinion Eyes.
I’m proud of continuing, even when I felt abandoned. I’m proud of discovering my ability to be a leader, when I felt like I was without a leader.
I’m proud of leaning on God when my heart was hurting. I’m proud of enrolling at USF, graduating, and continuing to work full-time. I’m proud of learning about poetry and writing; my passions.
I’m proud of breaking up an healthy friendship or two and finally demanding to be treated with respect, rather than with a resentful tolerance.
I’m proud of learning how to be okay with being alone, and to even love being alone.
3. What would I stand for if I knew no one would judge me?
I would stand for love and for truth. A disciplined love with consequences and a difficult truth with power.
4 . If my life had absolutely no limits and I could have it all and do whatever I wanted, what would I choose to have and what would I choose to do?
Describe your ideal lifestyle. List what you would do throughout the day if you knew that you were bound to be successful, what kind of person you would be, how much money you would earn, and where you would live.
This question allows you to realize who you would truly want to be if there were no limits. By aligning with this you can begin working towards the life that you truly want to create. Know that you wouldn’t have a desire if you didn’t also have the ability to fulfil it.
If my life had absolutely no limits, I would love without limits. I would travel the world, giving and teaching and serving.
I would get dirty.
I would choose to have a library to share with those I loved and with those I wanted to love.
I would choose to teach and speak and motivate. I would choose to nurture, feed, and comfort the suffering in this world.
5. What would I do if I had one billion dollars?
List everything that you would really love to do if you had all the money in the world. Okay, so you would probably travel the world, buy a house or two, and give some money to your family. Then what would you do with your time?
This question helps you to think without limitations. When we are able to remove limitations and boundaries, we can discover what we really want to do.
If had one billion dollars, I would pay off my student loans! I would put $ into savings for any expenses that may incur after my death. I would build humble homes for everyone and find jobs for those willing and eager to work. I would give as much as I could.
6. Who do I admire most in the world?
List your greatest inspirations and the qualities that you admire about these people.
I admire my Mom, for all the obstacles she has overcome and for the joy she has found in life.
I admire Heather Bunting. She grows her own food, is an excellent steward of everything she has been given, and is a teacher to both her sons, and to so many women through her blog.
I admire Sharon Ferenzce and her absolute joy for life.
I admire Emily Ferenzce, who serves and teaches wherever she finds herself.
I would LOVE if you linked up with me!
Answer YOUR OWN six powerful questions that will change your life forever, and leave a link to your blog within the comments.