Zen* and the Art of Will Making

Introspection can be a roadblock to achieving the things that we need to do for ourselves. If you have been following the posts over the past few months there is a whole lot of information about the need for a Will.

However there are many reasons that people give for not creating a Will – and the reality is many people are unhappy with the current state of their lives and the process of creating a Will simply reinforces the fact that they aren’t where they thought they would be at this stage in their life.

If you find yourself in this place then perhaps you should address those steps you  need to take in order  to achieve the life you desire – keeping in mind that life is an experiment and if you don’t get good results you can try another option and run another test.

Socrates was attributed with the following expression that “the unexamined life is not worth living”

How about taking a few minutes today to carry an inventory of your life.

Make a list of all the good things you have, including your possessions, your friends and other loved ones, your strengths and talents.

Next think about the things you have achieved in your life – and write them down!!

When you have completed these lists be grateful for the wonderful relationships you have, your talents, strengths, and achievements.

Ask yourself how you can use your talent and experience to create a better life for yourself and others.

After completing this  task you will be able to address the vision of success that you have for yourself  taking account of the relationships you have and the things you have already achieved and plan accordingly

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language

And next year’s words await another voice.

And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

Happy 2016

*”it should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice”

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