Light in your Life – Next Steps

It may help for you to consider practical applications and scenarios of what leading a good life looks like.

What do you think of the questions and statements below1:

  • Do you ever find yourself facing a situation in which following the Light in your life looks like the most difficult way? What are your options to do so? What do your friends or peers think?
  • Can worship take the form of appreciating a sunset?
  • When you look around, do you see, hear or feel things that have gone unnoticed?
  • Actions, music, messages, etc. can touch people – they may then feel supported, or even motivated themselves. You may never know if it has happened though.
  • What is freedom? What is freedom in terms of leading a good life?
  • Have difficult circumstances in your life taught or shown you anything? Have any life events turned out unexpectedly well?
  • Should life always be easy?
  • Do you have hope?
  • If something concerns you, do these thoughts linger, or can you let them go? Does worrying make a difference?
  • How do you feel if you aren’t in control of things?
  • What does praying mean to you?
  • Consider your possessions – how do you feel about them? Do they all make you happy? Do you feel pressure to buy things?
  • What are your priorities? What is true value to you?
  • Everyone has a name and a story – even those society would consider to be lost causes or different.
  • If someone does something wrong or makes a mistake – how do you feel? Do you feel angry, or do you feel sorry for them?
  • There are many spiritual routes to take.
  • Why should relationships be taken seriously? Is there pressure to be in a relationship?
  • Can you keep your cool in an argument? Can you handle anger peacefully? Does being peaceful mean being walked over?
  • If you don’t agree with someone about something, can you still get along with them?
  • What sort of temptations do you face? Do you look for the facts?
  • Do you have good health and well-being? Do you think of those who don’t?
  • What do you think of children and young people?
  • What part are you playing in life? How do you spend your time?
  • Are you afraid of dying?
  • Does justice mean we all get the same result?
  • Does taking an unpopular stance always mean it is wrong?
  • What does authenticity mean to you? What do your words and actions show?
  • Consider any bad decisions or things that have happened to you – could you have done anything differently?
  • What is your image and reaction when you think of someone who is sick, or homeless, or hungry, or imprisoned?