It’s a good question: “Would you date yourself?” Last week I stumbled across a video (by Matthew Hussey) with that title. I was so intrigued, I decided to watch it. I thought the video was good and its content insightful. But I also think that we can broaden the question to encompass more, and raise our overall level of awareness. Below is a list of questions we can try on for size. Ask yourself each one of them. Listen to your answers and your overall feelings. See if a greater awareness is needed in any area of your life. If so, bring your full attention to it (or them, if several). I would imagine that your life would be so much fuller & richer, much more at ease, if you brought your awareness, compassion & attention to every aspect of your life possible. Just the thought of it is inspiring to me. Practice makes perfect! :) Or at least, makes for an interesting, exciting and very insightful life.
Would you follow yourself?
Would you consider yourself thoughtful?
Would you marry, and be happily married, to yourself?
Would you look to yourself as an example of courage?
Would you want yourself as a neighbor?
Would you work for yourself?
Would you look to yourself for peace & ease?
Would you look to yourself for answers?
Would you believe in yourself?
Would you choose yourself to be your guardian or parent?
Would you enjoy your company?
Would you look to yourself as an example of compassion?
Would you choose yourself as your sibling?
Would you want to put yourself in charge of important matters?
Would you consider yourself as kind?
Would you choose yourself as your best friend?
Would you trust yourself?
Would you want yourself as your creator?
Would you be inspired by yourself?
Would you consider yourself a leader?
Would you call yourself to chat about your day?
Would you want to argue with yourself?
Would you love yourself and express it to yourself?
Would you think you were making a difference in the world?
Would you look to yourself for clarity?
Would you say that you were loving and self-expressed?
Would you hire yourself?
Would you consider yourself helpful?
Would you say that you were generous?
Would you think you were living a creative life?
Would you be proud of yourself?
Would you want to make love to yourself?
Would you think you were using your talents wisely?
Would you forgive yourself?
Would you want to put yourself in charge of global issues?
Would you say that you were inspiring?
Would you write letters or emails to yourself?
Would you entrust yourself with your life’s destiny?
Add any questions you come up with to this list. You can do it simply in your mind, or you can share them in the comment section below. If you share them in the comment section, it would be helpful to others. Thank you!
And please know, all of these questions are not there to make anyone feel bad or boastful. They are there to raise awareness and inspire action. To bring more courage, love and healing to our lives. The only way to do this, is to take personal responsibility for what we see in our world. That includes the outside world, but it also includes in the inside world. The private world in each one of us; the one we think we keep all to ourselves, but forget that it’s reflected wherever we go.