What’s your guiding question?

October 27, 2010 | filed under challenge, consider this | Leave a Comment 

When creating a curriculum, the education field uses something called a guiding question. According to Educational Leadership, “A guiding question is the fundamental query that directs the search for understanding. Everything in the curriculum is studied for the purpose of answering it.”

In striving to be the best version of myself possible, I’ve decided on the following:

Am I living in love and light?

Asking myself this throughout the day should keep me focused on being who I want to be and not who I’ve reflexively been. It’s time for a change.

Do you have a guiding question? Do you think there’s value in creating one? If so, can you challenge yourself to create one? What’s yours?



Great words…

October 26, 2010 | filed under inspiring, pay attention, rewritable words | Leave a Comment 

“Factual information alone isn’t sufficient to guide you through life’s labyrinthine tests.
You need and deserve regular deliveries of uncanny revelation.
One of your inalienable rights as a human being should therefore be to
receive a mysteriously useful omen every day of your life.”

– Rob Brenzy, Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia:
How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings



(in)congruent

October 25, 2010 | filed under consider this, moment of truth, thoughts | 7 Comments 

Are you who you say you are? Are you who you think you are, or who you want to be? I often like to explore the concept and believe that I am, but in reality, I’m not. In me is the range of humanity—kind, selfish, strong, weak, committed, capricious, confident, insecure, humble, arrogant, beautiful and ugly. I’m extreme, contradictory, complex. Oftentimes, I think, too extreme, too contradictory, too complex. These layers have made it difficult for me to consistently see myself honestly and positively. There are so many contradictions that even I’m sometimes left wondering who am I?

On things that don’t necessarily matter, it’s easy for me to toss an opinion around, whether it’s requested or not. However, on issues that deeply affect me, usually silence is my standard. Makes no sense. Am I outspoken or reserved?

My journey has taught me that I’m nicest to those I don’t know and more hurtful to those I care the most about. Am I kind or am I mean?

I can speak about my life, who I am—or think I am—and what I’ve learned easiest with strangers than people I’m emotionally invested in.

Why does this incongruency exist? Will the awareness of its presence create more congruency or will it persist regardless?

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what is a soul mate?

October 12, 2010 | filed under consider this, rewritable words | 3 Comments 

“people think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants.
but a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that’s holding you back,
the person who brings you to your own attention so that you can change your life.
a true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet,
because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.
but to live with a soul mate forever? nah. too painful.
soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then they leave.”

– richard from texas, eat pray love

I wonder if this is a good start.