You might have heard this powerful realization before: “The quality of our life is determined by the quality of the questions we ask ourselves.” The bigger the question, the more important it is to answer it right now.
We just finished a season focused on gift giving and receiving. Here’s a big gift for you. It’s a gift in the form of a question (a big question!) you can use to create your own fulfilled life. Just by answering this question, you’ll be prepared to make this year super great in every way. This question is featured in a wonderful book called “Five Wishes” by Gay Hendricks.
If you say yes, I ask you to imagine yourself on your deathbed three days from now. I come to visit you and as I stand by your bed I ask you “Was your life a complete success?”
You say, “yes” or you say “no“.
If you say no, what are the reasons that your life wasn’t a complete success? Take the time now to write them down. Don’t let yourself wriggle out of doing it right now. Take out a piece of paper and write them down, beginning with most important one.
You can start it out like this:
The main reason my life was not a total success is because I didn’t__________________. You can continue on to the other reasons like this: My life was not a complete success because I didn’t_______________.
Write down 5 reasons your life wasn’t a success.
Now turn these statements into your wishes:
“For my life to have been a total success, I wish I’d ___________.
And I wish I’d______________________.
I also wish I’d _____________________.
If I’d done or experienced these things, I’d consider my life a total success.”
As you work with this question, and your own answers, and gently hold your wishes in your mind, you will find the Universe responds and brings you epiphanies and aha’s and breakthroughs. You’ll discover what’s really important to you.
By combining this question with your mind, body, and spirit expanding LoveLaunch Program you’ll be stirring into activity that spirit of divinity that thrives on your powerful feelings, your enthusiasm, your commitment to being yourself – your best self.
Receive the gift of this question, answer this question right now and your life will never be the same! Yes . . . it’s that powerful!
When we were single, Johnny and I each did some version of this in preparation for recognizing that our LOVE for each other (before we knew each other in person) was so very important to each of us.
This is a great time of year to process this question. It’s a time for going deeper into our hearts, planting the seeds for harvest in the upcoming year.
Sometimes this process is an unsettling one, a “dark” one. If this is the case for you, keep opening your heart more and more and say “welcome”. Welcome those feelings and keep opening…
Remember, growth cannot occur in a “comfortable” environment! Be willing to be uncomfortable! I invite you and I challenge you to stay on the path. Love. . . feeling it fully, living fully alive is worth it. . . oh so worth it!
In these first few days of the New Year it’s a wonderful time to reflect with these questions on what’s really important in your life. . . before you get to do it on your deathbed.
Truth can be jarring, but welcome to those that are committed to living AWAKE!
Here’s to your courage to prepare and do whatever it takes to make 2011 extra super great!
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