Beneath all the stories of our past, beneath our joys and sorrows, we have within us an essential nature that is whole and unbroken. What is this true nature, and how do we find it? If we can take nourishment from this inner strength and wisdom, we will find great peace and courage.
What do I love?
By what star do we navigate our journey on the earth? What we love will shape our days and provide the texture for our inner and outer life. How can we plant what we love in the garden of this life?
How shall I live, knowing I will die?
Every moment in this life is a precious gift. In our brief time here, what qualities do we wish to cultivate? If we are aware of our mortality, we can live less by accident and live instead with clarity and purpose.
What is my gift to the family of the earth?
Each of us has a gift to bring to the table, and the family of the earth yearns to receive it. How do we uncover our true gift? How do we balance giving and receiving? And where can we find the confidence to offer our gift freely and happily?
These are the questions that shape our lives, and they have no final answers. They remain with us, companions in our spiritual unfolding.
Muller, Wayne (2013-09-11). How Then, Shall We Live?: Four Simple Questions That Reveal the Beauty and Meaning of Our Lives .