I'm fast realising that these reviews are a discipline of significance and not just an institutional exercise for the sake of it; an exercise worth maintaining periodically. I like the framework that the Questions of Examen offer in seeking to help us explore balance in our lives.
Ignatian Questions of Examen...
- Acknowledge sad or painful feelings and hear how God is speaking to us through them.
- Overcome a pessimistic outlook by encouraging us notice the good in each day.
- Tell the truth about who we truly are and what we need, rather than who we think we should be.
- Become aware of seemingly insignificant moments that ultimately can give direction for our lives.