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Seeking Authenticity: The Questions: Part 3

This lesson is a part of an audio course Seeking Authenticity by Stephen Paul King

The Three Major Life Questions that provide a “blueprint to your soul.”

Experiences – What would you like to do during the rest of your life?

What would you want to experience if time and money were no problem?

Growth – How and in what ways would you like to grow?

What new skills would you want to learn to be a more creative being, including character traits?

Contribution – What do you wish to contribute to the world – including family, friends, community, globally?

Are your goals or resolutions realistic?

Are you giving yourself enough time to attain your goals?

Do you have well thought out plans?

Are you prepared for the effort you will have to put in?

Do you have realistic expectations for how your life will change by achieving these goals?

If you had the clarity, what would they look like? (Goals and end results)

If you knew – what would the answer be? If you had to guess – what would you guess?

Do you believe you deserve …?

(Whatever your goals are)

Your heart longs for …?

Do you care too much what other people might think?

Complete this statement. I don’t care what people think, I just want to …

There may well be a magnificent gift in each of the things that have happened to you.

Take a look at the gifts that you have received from each and every painful experience.

You might discover that the gift is the real reason for these experiences and adversities.

To fully open your gift you have to embrace the more mundane aspects of everyday life.

Are you working at getting more or giving more?

If what you’re doing is not your passion, you have nothing to lose.

Ask yourself, “Who am I being with my life?” Rather than “What am I doing.”

What do you want to experience?

What objects do you want to have in this lifetime?

How do you want to grow?

So if you are in a situation and you want a specific desired outcome, what can you do to make that happen?

Ask yourself, "Is what I am doing going to get me the desired outcome?"

When talking about others or listening to your own negative inner voice, consider using the acronym THINK

Is it True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, Kind?

What is your heart’s desire – for yourself – and for others that you love?

What would life be like if you didn’t think something was wrong with you?

What action steps do you need to take to “attend and befriend” yourself (and others)?

What in life can give you lasting happiness?

What do you need to do or have access to in order to make what you want to happen?

Who do you need in order to help you make what you want to happen?

What do you need to attract in order to implement what you want?

What current belief or behavior do you need to surrender or detach from in order to achieve or accomplish what you want?

Are you willing to surrender to infinite possibilities and enjoy the journey?

What are the stories you’re telling that you want to let go of?

What’s the new story you want to tell about yourself and your life?

What are the old programs you’re running that you want to delete?

What are the new programs you want to install?

If you were to answer the following – what would your answer be?

“Before I die I want to …”

Who are you being with your life?

Ask yourself, “Who am I without this addiction, obsession, compulsion, fear, phobia, or anxiety in my life?”

Ask yourself, “Who would I be if I were truly free from this addiction, obsession, compulsion, fear, phobia, or anxiety just for this weekend?”

Ask yourself, “What would I like to creatively do with this extra time, energy, or money that was once spent on this addiction, obsession, compulsion, fear, phobia, or anxiety?”

Ask yourself, “When I'm free from this addiction, obsession, compulsion, fear, phobia, or anxiety – what does my face look like in the mirror?

Ask yourself, “How will my heart feel once it is liberated from the slavery of this addiction, obsession, compulsion, fear, phobia, or anxiety?”

Ask yourself, “What is life asking of me?”

How can you match your intrinsic talent with one of the world’s deep needs?

Your body is here, but where is your mind?

Do you treat yourself and speak to (and about) yourself as though you were someone you truly valued?

If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you regret not having told someone?

Why haven't you told them yet?

Whom do you admire the most and in what way does that person inspire you?

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one ability or quality, what would it be?

What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?

Is there anything you hope to do that is even better than your greatest accomplishment so far?

What kind of people do you like to spend time with?

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?

Imagine yourself now being 95 years old and make a list of what you want to make sure you experience (do), achieve (accomplish), become (be), and leave (legacy).

Hopefully, you will include means by which you can equally SERVE (Select Enriching Rewarding Valued Endeavors) yourself and others, as per the Golden Rule.

Finally, give some thought to your personal eulogy. When all is said and done – what would you like to be said and done about yourself? Compare how you would like it to be to how it is today!

At every moment, you get to choose your identity. You get to appoint yourself and anoint yourself to be the person you want to be. You can literally reinvent yourself.

For those of you who choose to use these “12 Steps to Authenticity” tools and techniques, my hope is that it will not take long before you realize that you are, in fact, operating and evolving – “Under New Management”.

“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” —Napoleon Hill
  • If you have PTSD issues you would like to deal with, then please check out the author’s Udemy online program entitled “PTSD: Cleaning and Clearing Shock & Trauma”.
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Stephen Paul King

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