One simple question to ask yourself this New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Resolutions are notoriously short lived.

And maybe pointless.

Maybe 2018 could be different … an opportunity to re-orient our lives that bring both more meaning and joy.

To make it different, imagine a subtle shift in questions from “What should I do?” to “What can I offer the world?”

“What can I offer the world?” captures a big old humble question.  I know what I would prefer to offer the world, in my own illusory head – self gifts of imagined value to my ego but of little substantive value to others. Singing a solo, dunking a basketball top that list.

Beneath that however lies a quieter voice, a quieter call to offer grace, peace, and love to the suffering out there in the world.

From that place, “What should I do?” becomes a great deal more clear.

The Lord neither shatters your illusions not stifles your desires. Instead he bends them toward truth and good.  Emanuel Swedenborg

This year, maybe a new focus for all us, a focus on one question, “What can I offer the world?”




Leave a Reply