2 Questions you want to ask & answer

Thomas Merton asks two questions that are “must-answer-questions”. The answers may or may not come quickly, but they will come to the one who continues to seek them. When the answers are revealed the benefit will only be experienced when you do the hard, long work of “doing.”

Here they are…

“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I think I am living for, in detail, and ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully the thing I want to live for. Between these two answers you can determine the identity of any person. The better answer he has, the more of a person he is.”

The two questions:

  1. What are you living for? State the details!
  2. What is keeping you from fully living out that purpose? Identify the obstacles.
Now enjoy your sleepless nights as you ponder these questions! And once you find the answers enjoy your deep soul rest!

One thought on “2 Questions you want to ask & answer

  1. Great stuff, man. Thanks for sharing. I’ve re-posted this on my blog, wondering out loud if these are the questions we need to ask our incoming students to really know them…

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