Karl Rahner said, “The Christian of the 21st century will be a mystic or will not exist at all.” In part, he meant that the challenges of the 21st century are such that if you’re not deeply rooted in Jesus, you won’t persist as a Christian. That’s a pretty big deal, so let’s take a look at why it means to be a mystic.
People who know me well say things like “wow, Mike, you’re so organized with your life.” Which is true, but sometimes it’s out of necessity, such as dealing with insomnia.
Here are the top 5 books I read in the past year. The rules were that I had to read the whole book in the past year, so if I read it partially it didn’t count.
(this week’s post is a little different, it’s in both video and written form, so do whichever one you want; the only difference is the written post has links to the books)
The past three posts have been all about motivation, including how to see what your current top 10 motivations are and how to align them with what makes you come alive. This week’s post helps you move from where you are to where you want to be.
Today’s video is a little different from my usual ones. I’m showing you the board games on my shelf. That’s pretty much it.
P.S. Be a hero today
Everyone’s motivated about something. Maybe it’s not what we think we should be motivated about, but some things really capture our attention. Part 1 in this series looked at the phrase “I’m not motivated” and part 2 walked you through seeing your current motivations. This part helps you align your life with where you want to go. What are the things that make you come alive?
Merit (in the Catholic sense) is a lot like video game achievements: they won’t win you the game (heaven) but it’s a cool badge to show off to your friends. God wants us to say Yes to Him over and over, and our response of love is called merit. Achievement unlocked!
Last week, I talked about how the phrase “I’m not motivated” is false: you’re always motivated about something, it’s just a quest of what. This week is part 2 and will guide you through finding your current motivations. Next week helps you turn your current reality into where you want to be.
Here’s a process to sort through what you’re actually motivated about. I’m including a template with these instructs at the bottom of the post as a download.