The 9/11 remembrance ritual

Repost from last year:

I was re-reading life coach Cheryl Richardson’ s reflections on the anniversary of September 11th, and she mentioned that on that date each year she performs a “remembrance ritual” to remind herself of the things that mattered most on September 12th in 2001.  “I do this” she writes “ to not only ensure that I’m living a conscious life, but to honor the souls who lost their lives on that day.”

These are the questions she asks herself:

1.  Am I pleased with how I’m spending my precious time on earth?

2.  Am I spending enough quality time with the people who matter most?

3.  How well am I listening to my soul – the part of me that knows what really matters, what I need most at this time in my life, and what needs to change in order to feel like I’m living a life of integrity?

4.  Am I sharing (or working toward sharing) my God-given gifts and talents with others?

5.  Are there any petty disagreements or differences that I need to settle or let go of once and for all?

6.  Is there someone I need to forgive?

I invite you to give yourself the gift of this ritual to yourself too. As Richardson says

It’s so easy to get caught up in the frantic pace of our busy lives that we forget to stop and contemplate – really think about the universal priorities that create a truly meaningful life.