When you read this question, did an answer appear in your mind? What if you were to write for the next 5 minutes, allowing any and all thoughts to fall onto the page, free from judgement or perceived societal limitations?
Moments of introspection and intentional play such as this simple activity offers the opportunity to explore areas of interest or desire, often previously unrecognised in the busy-ness of life.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if …?
When you begin this game your responses might appear obvious to you. … complete with an eye roll and scoff of sarcasm.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if I won $1 million dollars?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone picked up after themselves?
Wouldn’t it be great if I could sleep for 8-uninterrupted-hours?
I hear you and yes, these logical go-to thoughts WOULD be amazing. But let’s go deeper. If you were to quiet your environment, quiet your mind and still your soul, what would you hear? Allow curiosity to flow through you and into your pen.
Stay curious. No judgement.
Stay curious. No judgment.
Wouldn’t it be cool if …..?
This practice makes me think of a coil or spring. When you were a child, did you ever attempt to make a slinky walk down a flight of stairs? Stretch. Contract. Stretch. Contract. As you prioritise this looking within, it’s as if you’re contracting. You’re pulling inward, closer to your inner wisdom and closer to the core of your being. Can you feel it? Your mind is searching and seeking out the voice of your heart. Can you hear your soul beginning to speak to you?
“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”
Step into your curiosity as you begin to review your answers. As you do this notice the responses from your body and use this as a guide to deepen the message you’re searching for. Of all your responses, which appears to be impacting you most?
Now I offer you a challenge. A second game to play – a game of expansion.
Choose the response which most resonates with you and consciously consider it in the context of the following questions. If this something ‘wonderful’ were to occur:
Let’s work through an example.
Wouldn’t it be AWESOME if I didn’t yell at my children anymore?
This is your moment for expansion. When the person, experience or strategy no longer serves you and your soul begins to stir, this is your moment of choice.
To contract or expand? I urge you to choose expansion.
*as seen in Simple Sacred Spaces e-magazine (find Simple Sacred Spaces on facebook and give them a like)