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
- 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?
- 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