Pondering Questions

Don’t treat these questions like homework or try to answer every single one. Instead, take time to meditate on the list and pick one question that speaks to you. The goal is to figure out which question is yours. Which question captures the call of your inner voice or contains your work? What is that question trying to get you to notice or acknowledge? And then, some other day, try a different question! 

When was the day you first welcomed in the person you would become?

Is it possible that you have actually become what your six year old self imagined you would be? Maybe even in a totally unexpected form?

Was being told “You can become anything” good or bad for you?

What has growing older unexpectedly uncovered in you? 

Many of us mark the first day of our becoming as the time when we discovered one of our core values and passions. When did you discover your values? Your first passion? How has it grown and evolved over the years? How are you being called to rekindle it?

What if becoming first requires us to un-become who we are not? Is it possible that you need to unravel before you can unfold?

What are you doing to ensure that you don’t become a person who has regrets?

What if you finally allowed yourself to say out loud, “I am an artist!” or “”I am a leader!” or “I am beautiful!” or “I am smart!” or “I am…”?

Is life calling you to return to the past so you can move more fully into the future?

How many lives do you want to live in this one lifetime you’ve been given?

Has your desire to become extraordinary betrayed you?

Are you living in spite of your losses or to avenge them?

What if we only grow when we travel beyond the circle of those who agree with us?

You are rightly proud of having become such a responsible person. Is it time to allow your more adventurous side to take a risk in the event it will stimulate some growth for you? What might be a way to do that this month? 

(Curated and adapted for KUF from the 2021 Soul Matters materials for the theme ‘BECOMING’ by Rev. Beckett Coppola.)