Discernment: In discerning a vocation to religious life, it is important to look at your “general disposition.” Ask yourself the questions: Am I generally in good health physically, mentally, and emotionally ? Would I consider myself socially at ease with people and living a life centered on God and on developing a healthy spiritual life? Do I enjoy solitude with myself and God? Do I see myself living in community and in vowing poverty, chastity and obedience for the sake of the Kingdom? If you answer “yes” to each of those questions, then identify the reasons for your “yes” or note behaviors that substantiate your “yes.” Or reflect upon the life of another about whom you would answer yes to each of those questions. What do you see in her behavior that led you to an affirmative answer. Then apply the same criteria to yourself.