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 below:1

Questions

  • 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?
  • When you look around, do you see, hear or feel things that have gone unnoticed?
  • What does freedom mean to you? What is freedom in terms of leading a good life?
  • Have difficult circumstances in your life taught or shown you anything? For instance, 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?
  • 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? But do you feel pressure to buy things?
  • What are your priorities, and so what is of true value to you?
  • If someone does something wrong or makes a mistake – how do you feel? Do you feel angry, or do you feel sorry for them?
  • Why should relationships be taken seriously? Is there pressure to be in a relationship?
  • Can you keep your cool in an argument, or do you get emphatic?
  • Are you able to handle anger peacefully?
  • What sort of temptations do you face?
  • What assumptions do you make, rather than seeking facts?
  • Do you have good health and well-being, and so do you think of those who don’t?
  • What do you think of children and young people?
  • What part are you playing in life, and therefore how do you spend your time?
  • Are you afraid of dying?
  • What does authenticity mean to you, and therefore 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?

Statements

  • 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.
  • Everyone has a name and a story – even those society would consider to be lost causes or different.
  • There are many spiritual routes to take.
  • Being peaceful doesn’t mean being walked over
  • Taking an unpopular stance doesn’t always mean it is wrong
  • Worrying doesn’t make a difference
  • Worship can take the form of appreciating a sunset (for example) – it is not something that only happens in a religious building
  • Fairness means we all get the same result in the end
  • Not agreeing with someone about something doesn’t mean you can’t still get along with them