Some Questions to Consider
What if it is not your responsibility to change or save anyone else?
What if you’re not a failure if you can’t?
What if trying to save someone would deprive them
of learning essential lessons?
What if it’s not your job to smooth things over and create harmony?
What if all is well even when it doesn’t appear to be?
What if your children have their own path
and aren’t here to serve your image?
What if you ultimately don’t know what is best for them
or what they are here to experience?
What if the relationship doesn’t end when a loved one dies,
and there is still plenty of time for reconciliation and intimacy?
What if nobody who loves you
would want you to feel bad about yourself
or tolerate abuse?
What if life is not a race or competition,
and there’s no need to compare yourself to anyone?
What if other people’s opinions of you don’t matter,
and what you believe about yourself and others is everything?
What if the qualities you consider weaknesses are actually strengths?
What if your net worth has nothing to do with your true worth?
What if your true worth has nothing to do with your partner’s infidelity
or the inconsistency of your parents’ love and support?
What if you don’t have to be right?
What if the answers you seek live in your heart,
not your head?
What if you don’t require any more credentials, teachers, or training
to offer your talents and services to the world?
What if you don’t have to believe what anyone tells you,
even your guru?
What if you have an inner guru
that offers the best advice and insights?
What if it’s not possible to achieve self-worth
through pleasing someone else,
and you’re better off smashing the pedestal
you’ve used to elevate others?
What if there is no ‘other’?
What if you admit you have been traumatized?
What if it wasn’t your fault?
What if trying so hard to see the good in someone
prevents you from realizing how unhealthy it is
to have them in your life?
What if part of you remains untouched
by any kind of suffering and can help you to heal?
What if you are stronger than your deepest wound?
What if you are not a victim?
What if there is no one to blame?
What if doing the best you can at the moment is enough?
What if your true nature is inherently good and trustworthy
despite everything you’ve done?
What if you are worthy of forgiveness?
What if you are already forgiven?
What if it’s okay to fail
again and again and again?
What if your pace on the path of enlightenment is exactly right?
What if it is not possible to go off the path?
What if you are lovable just as you are?
What if your body is fabulous exactly as it is?
What if your greatest hindrance is your greatest teacher?
What if you already are good enough?
What if these invitations open you to a tenderness
capable of transmuting your worst afflictions
and releasing the beliefs that keep you living small?
What if it’s okay to live small
and be content with the life you have
because you perceive the fullness of the ordinary?
Do the possibilities make you feel uncomfortable?
Do you fear they would be yet another falling short
and render you irresponsible, complacent,
destined for damnation,
Or have you touched the realization
that everything you have learned
to loathe and fear about yourself
is rooted in innocence
and serves your evolution?
Have you discovered yet
that when you dissolve the stories
that disconnect you from the Higher Self
something deeper and wiser takes over
and pulls you along?
© 2019 Susan Meyer. All rights reserved. To use any or all of this article, include this exactly: Susan Meyer (SusanTaraMeyer.com) is a photographer, writer, clutter coach, Reiki practitioner, and mindfulness meditation teacher whose work is infused with a deep interest in the nature of mind and appreciation of the natural world. She lives on the Hudson River in Upstate New York.