What Dwells Around You?

What Dwells Around You?

Where Spiritual Wisdom Resides: Learning to Dwell ‘Within’ Life’s Questions

What if everything and everyone around you were sacred in profoundly important ways?

Where is your ‘dwelling’ in your life and in your spirituality? How high are your ‘fences’ and who are your ‘neighbors’?

How do you define God’s ‘power’ of love and goodness in a world in which so much injustice, suffering, and hatred exist? And how does this picture of God influence what you ask of God when you’re hurting and wanting?

What if beauty isn’t in the eye of the beholder after all, but in the eyes of the One who holds us? A shared beauty without judgment, comparison, or disharmony.

How do you actually know what you think is true? What’s the informed basis for that belief– and how curious, inclusive, and open are you, in truth, to other possibilities? If closed to those possibilities, what unmet need are you really trying to meet by holding on so tightly?

How difficult is it for you to step back and see yourself realistically and honestly in the face of loss, conflict, and setbacks? How would your becoming ‘object’ versus ‘subject’ give you greater clarity and empowerment to navigate these life challenges more effectively?

How do you define forgiveness? In theory… and in practice… in your own life?

What’s the difference between being ‘of’ God… versus trying to be and act ‘like’ God? How is the former better than the latter in creating mutually-empowering, loving, peaceful, and supportive relationships with others in our communities and our world?

If we believe in what we can’t actually know for sure, is it simple faith? Or can we intrinsically know without having actually ever ‘known’?

If you were to be given a second chance at life, what would you actually do differently this time, based on your experience in your first ‘go-around’? What stops you from pretending that this is your second chance to ‘be’ and to ‘do’ better starting today?

What if you returned someone else’s anger with empathy instead of escalated anger on your part? Maybe there’s a lot of pain, fear, and loss deeply hidden within the other person’s behaviors. If so, might ‘connection’ probably help more than ‘correction’?