Pondering Questions

Pick the question that speaks to you most, and let it lead you where you need to go. Don’t think of these prompts as “homework” or a list that needs to be completed. Which question is calling to you? Which contains your work? Where is it leading you?

– What vision has been with you since you were a child? How has it changed? And how has it remained the same?
– Who are your vision mentors? What poet, preacher, spiritual teacher, artist, activist, or musician helps you hold on to your vision of the possible and the good? What practice do you use to keep their guidance and inspiration in front of you?
– What vision do you want to pass on to those who look to you for guidance?
– How is the autumn a time of vision for you? How does this season of harvest and turning leaves allow you to experience life differently?
– How might it be a gift to lean into your near-sightedness? How might vision be calling you to take a break from the long view and gratefully gaze at the treasure right in front of you?
– Is your vision of how your life is “supposed to be” in your way? What in your life needs another look? What if you started with the things you are most sure about?
– Rose Nguyen writes, “I sometimes get so caught up with my big dreams… that I forget to recognize all the little dreams I’ve made come true!… We can get so caught up looking at where we should be, where we aren’t, and where others are in comparison that we forget to appreciate where we’ve been and where we’ve come from.” How might looking back on how far you’ve come be a blessing to you this month?
– Is the speed and pace of your daily routine blurring your vision? Could the secret to finding clear sight be slowing down?

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