What do you believe exactly?
I don’t mean what do you ‘kind of’ believe, I mean what do you believe exactly?
It’s difficult to make real sense of the world if you can’t answer that question with some sense of certainty, because what you believe is ultimately the lens in which you view the world.
It’s the way you make sense of things, the way you’re able to put things into their proper context.
Now you may be one of the few that has a pretty firm idea about that fundamental question, but if that’s the case, then the natural follow up question is – do you live true to your convictions?
If you believe in God, which God exactly and how does that influence the way you live your life?
Don’t tell me about it; instead make it evident by how you act in the world.
If you believe in living healthy, what does that mean exactly and how should it be manifested?
We don't really want to hear about your diet or next yoga class; instead embody health by living clean, eating clean, thinking clean and nurturing healthy relationships.
If you believe that family is more important to you than money, then is that reflected in how you allocate your time and attention?
The point is to 'practice' what you proclaim to preach.
You see we live in a world of casual believers, we subscribe to beliefs or change them at will, which tends to suggest that either the beliefs you hold don’t really mean that much to you (they aren't that important) or they simply aren’t clear enough.
Where do you draw the line and establish your boundaries exactly?
For me, life has never meant doing what’s easy, but instead it’s been about trying to do what’s right – there’s a really big difference.
Sure there are countless self sacrifices associated with that, but to me it’s important that I live a life that’s true and meaningful – not a life that’s easy.
How I treat others and conduct myself in the world should tell you something about me and my beliefs – so I encourage you to not just listen to what I have to say, but instead watch what I do, because that’s where the truth tends to lie.
So I would suggest that if you want to live a truly meaningful life, then it might help to first get really clear on what it is exactly that makes your life worth living – then don’t waste your time telling me about it, instead, go out into the world and live that.
Otherwise, you’ve resigned yourself to being just another person in a world of casual believers.
If you're not quite sure where to start, then check out our Miyagi Sessions and let's see what we can do to help.