What Do You Really Want?
Question One: What do you really want? Not what do you think you should want. What does your heart most deeply desire? Is it peace? Health? Financial security? If the mythical magic genie popped out of your cereal bowl tomorrow morning and was willing to grant you one wish, what would that wish be? No fair wishing for more wishes!
Question Two: If you got what you really want, how would your life be different? What would it look like if you got what you most deeply desire? How would you feel? What would you see? I’m finding that when people really think about this question it often changes their answer to the first question…and that’s OK!
Question Three: What is the primary barrier that stands in the way of you getting what you most want? Is there something in you or something outside of you that you can identify as a barrier to keeping you from what you most desire? What is it?
I’d be really grateful if you’d share your answers with me. You can post them to Facebook, my Twitter feed or e-mail them directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I’m interested in responses from people of all religious traditions and from people who don’t think of themselves as religious at all, so share this post with others. I’ll share the results (and why I want them) in a future blog post.
Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!
Jeff Marian is lead pastor at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville, MN.