I have a friend who consistently blinds me with is brilliance. His written work takes my breath away on a regular basis. This week he wrote a column titled “What If?” focusing on self reflection and reassessing your priorities.

The questions he posed in the article made me pause. I’d like to share them now with you and invite you to seek  your own answers:

What if I could stop worrying about whether I measure up to where the world thinks I ought to be at my age?

What if I could just accept that where I am is where I’m meant to be?

What if I stopped worrying about what other people thought of me and could let go of all the stress about the ones who don’t love me enough, or in the right way?

What if I stopped defining how I feel about myself by the measurements of people who don’t have my best interests at heart, don’t see the light in me and instead, focused on believing the people who do see me as a good, loving, worth keeping in touch with person?

What if I stopped obsessing over the things I haven’t accomplished or, even, spent an equal amount of time congratulating myself for the things I have managed to do?

What if I lived life as if there were always some hurricane looming, and spent my energy focused on the things that really do matter, and the people who really do see me?

What if I tried that for even ten minutes a day?

Can you imagine the possibilities for your own life? Liberating, isn’t it?