This week in my personal reading I came across some information about some beliefs of Ancient Egyptians. I found it all very interesting but I was struck by their belief about what happens when you die.
The Ancient Egyptians had a belief that when you died you were met at the gates of heaven and asked two questions. Your answers determined whether you were let into heaven or not.
The two questions are these:
1. -Did you experience pure joy in your life?
2. -Did your life bring joy to others?
At the end of the day, the answer to those two questions is really what matters most!
These questions caused me to step back and ask myself these questions, and I wanted to share them with you because I think we can all course correct at times to focus on what matters most.
Analyze if you have felt pure joy – and if you have, what caused it? Is it your family? Doing what you love? Serving others? When you figure out what causes joy – focus on that.
And has your life brought joy to others? I believe we are all in the people business and it is our job to use our gifts to bring joy to others. Make sure you are making an impact in other people’s lives.
A couple questions to help focus on what matters most.