The Five Principles Quiz

If you’re like many people, you may know what will keep you more calm and centered – like a regular meditation practice – yet you have a hard time applying it in your daily life

Especially in these turbulent times, when it seems nobody is immune from the fear, depression, and stress in the world, we can feel overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

Even with a regular meditation time, then, it’s easy to still feel pulled off-center through the day as that precious energy gets leaked away.

So, how well is your life supporting and protecting your energy?

The quiz below focuses on what best supports a meditation practice. Whether you meditate or not, you’ll also find it useful to see what areas of your life might be leaking energy.

 

What’s holding you back from awakening more quickly and deeply?

 
If you’d like a sense of genuine, ongoing transformation, and to be experiencing major breakthroughs, this quiz of ten questions will help you see what areas of your life might be holding you back.
 
Along the way, we’ll throw in a personal tip or two in the areas you may be experiencing struggles.
 
Happy exploring!
The Clear Sky team
 
If you’d like a sense of genuine, ongoing transformation, and to be experiencing major breakthroughs, this quiz of ten questions will help you see what areas of your life might be holding you back.
 
Along the way, we’ll throw in a personal tip or two in the areas you may be experiencing struggles.
 
Happy exploring!
The Clear Sky team
Do you have a dedicated and supportive place where you can meditate or reflect?
Yes, definitely
I do the best I can in a small space, but sometimes have to move things
Gosh, no! Does that help?
Imagine you rented out your apartment on Airbnb. How would someone rate the level of cleanliness of your space?
Beautiful and spotlessly clean
A little lived in – if you don’t mind dishes in the sink, it’s fine
Well, it’s been a while since I saw the cat, but she’s there somewhere
Tip:
A simple, clean, beautiful space helps you concentrate. Your body can relax, your heart is more open to insight, and your mind is free to be creative.
Imagine expanding this to every space where you spend time…
Tip:
A simple, clean, beautiful space helps you concentrate. Your body can relax, your heart is more open to insight, and your mind is free to be creative.
Imagine expanding this to every space where you spend time…
Which of the following is most true for you?
I have a supportive structure and routine that keeps me focused and still leaves room for spontaneity
I try to get into a rhythm but life’s so busy and distracting it’s hard to be consistent
I’m a free spirit – don’t bog me down!
Do you have a regular time of time of day when you meditate or have some kind of spiritual practice?
Yes, definitely
I try but it doesn’t always work
No way, I’m lucky if I can find a minute to breathe
Tip:
 
There’s actually more space for creativity, joy, and spontaneity when you invite in structure or routine to your life.
 
Though at first this may sound counter-intuitive, structure and routine give you tremendous freedom and flexibility, because they free up energy that is otherwise tied up in constant decision making, haggling, or confusion about what to do.
Tip:
 
There’s actually more space for creativity, joy, and spontaneity when you invite in structure or routine to your life.
 
Though at first this may sound counter-intuitive, structure and routine give you tremendous freedom and flexibility, because they free up energy that is otherwise tied up in constant decision making, haggling, or confusion about what to do.
How often do you meditate with others?
Twice a week or more
Once a week
Once in a while
Didn’t know people did that!
Do you have regular contact with spiritual friends?
Yes, I have a great community that inspires me
I know a few people but don’t see them often
I feel alone, and don’t have people around me who support my growth or ‘get it’
Tip:
It’s true, parts of the journey we need to walk alone. Who we spend time with can strengthen or deplete us.
 
With rising uncertainty in the world, we need the honesty and support of good spiritual friends. 
 
Sometimes, just hanging in with the most difficult people in our lives leads to incredible insights about ourselves and gives us greater compassion where our hearts struggle to open.
Tip:
It’s true, parts of the journey we need to walk alone. Who we spend time with can strengthen or deplete us.
 
With rising uncertainty in the world, we need the honesty and support of good spiritual friends. 
 
Sometimes, just hanging in with the most difficult people in our lives leads to incredible insights about ourselves and gives us greater compassion where our hearts struggle to open.
How much of your time goes into internal dialogue or worry about big areas of life: like money, time, and relationships?
Wow, seems like all of it!
I try to keep focused but there are areas where I get really drained and frustrated
Never – I’m free and light as a bunny!
How much does this (internal dialogue or worry) affect your energy for spiritual exploration?
Completely – on the meditation cushion I feel half dead.
Somewhat – I’d like my energy and focus to be better
Very little – I feel in balance and full of energy for exploring life
Tip:
Each time you sort out an area of your life that’s a constant worry, you free enormous amounts of energy.
Tension around money, struggles with time management, a poor diet, draining relationships – these can all eat precious energy.
Tip:
Each time you sort out an area of your life that’s a constant worry, you free enormous amounts of energy.
Tension around money, struggles with time management, a poor diet, draining relationships – these can all eat precious energy.
How would you describe the majority of your conversations?
Energizing, inspiring. Wow, what a great conversation!
We talked for 6 hours and didn’t say anything. I’m tired now.
This conversation left me bored, exhausted, anxious, depressed..(fill in your own blank!)
When you sit down to meditate or just have some down time, how much internal chatter do you have?
My mind is like a million chattering monkeys.
Some chatter and wandering – with moments of relief on a good day!
Like a clear blue sky with small, occasional clouds floating peacefully by!
Tip:
There’s a big connection between the kind of conversations we have, and our internal chatter.
With conscious and skillful speech, we create a loving, honest space for meeting others. This naturally quietens the conversations in our head that cause so much suffering.
Tip:
There’s a big connection between the kind of conversations we have, and our internal chatter.
With conscious and skillful speech, we create a loving, honest space for meeting others. This naturally quietens the conversations in our head that cause so much suffering.
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