Why This Life: Getting The Answers We Need Before It’s Too Late
Self-Compassion appeals to a wide audience because it has something for everyone. One thing almost everyone wants to know is why they are here, right now.
Why This Life? The Question
As most lie awake at night or find themselves at the end of an unfulfilling day, they ask themselves the question: Why this life? It is another way to ask, what am I here for? We want a simple answer, preferably something with a single syllable. If you practice self-compassion long enough, you will probably get one that defines the purpose of your whole life. For our purposes, we are going to answer this question for today. Because your only real responsibility is to get to tomorrow. I know. You have a million plans for the future, but the future you will be able to use the same practice we are going to use today, and he/she will be just fine. Think of the alternative. If the future you does not make it, you will have even better questions to ask such as, why the after life? Or Why the heck is there no after life?
Why This Life? The Answer
To discover why this life, you need three things: a semi-quiet room, a writing utensil, and a note card. Step 1: If I paid all of your bills, and assured all of your family and friends that they would be ok, what would you do with your life? Don’t think for hours. Go with your first response. Step 2: Imagine that you do this thing, and it fills you with well-being. Step 3: Describe the well-being. Step 4: What can you do right this second to move towards doing step 2, and feeling like Step 3. Boom! That is why you are here right now.
My Own Question And Answer.
Ok, no more questions. Solving life’s problems is tiresome. I am going to take a nap. Right now that accomplishes four for me. Loving you all, and having the time to soak it in. Tomorrow, it will probably be sitting in my therapy chair, and then writing, but like I said, one day at a time.
365 Days Of Self-Compassion. Day 175. In The Books.