Pondering Questions

Pick a single question, or two questions, that resonate for you and let yourself be led to where you need to go. The goal is to figure out what being a part of a people of blessing means for you and your daily living. So, which question is calling to you? Which one contains your “work”? Where is that question trying to lead you?

Is it time to embrace yourself as a blessing once again? We all forget sometimes. We all let others’ definitions of worth determine how we feel about our own. The work of seeing ourselves as a blessing is ongoing. How do you need to re-claim or re-name your blessing to the world?

What is your very favourite thing to do? When was the last time you did it? If it’s been a while why aren’t you doing it all the time? Or at least much more often?

Some say a blessing is anything that helps us remember who we really are. We most often lose ourselves in work or relationships that ask us to be something we’re not. Is it time to bless yourself and find yourself by saying goodbye to a job or a relationship that doesn’t bless and see you?

Has age helped or hurt? At what age were you best at noticing the blessings around you? Have you gotten better as time has gone on? Or worse? What would improve your gaze?

Sometimes there aren’t blessings hidden in our pain. Sometimes it’s not you overlooking the blessings; they simply aren’t there. Often we just need space to acknowledge the emptiness, rather than have people try to minimize it, make it go away or convince us we should find a silver lining. Is that the blessing you really need? The blessing of space to do nothing but mourn the loss and feel the pain? What will it take for you to get it?

Some blessings are always there; others are fleeting and eventually leave us. Which of your current blessings’ time clock is farther along than you wish? What blessing needs noticed before it says goodbye?

Are you more often anxious about scarcity than you are stunned by all the undeserved blessings?

What was your biggest “unexpected blessing moment”? When did a blessing surprise and sustain you in the midst of pain? What gift or lesson from that story do you need to most remember today?

What if you told yourself that this was the best and most blessed part of your life? What might look or feel differently to you?

What’s your question? Your question may not be listed above! If the above questions don’t include what life is asking from you, spend some time this month contemplating the possibility of your own question.

(Curated and adapted for KUF from the 2018 Soul Matters materials for the theme ‘BLESSING’ by Rev. Beckett Coppola.)