Do you ever have the feeling that you are stuck in an invisible prison? Stuck in a job, a relationship, inauthenticity, procrastination, low self-esteem, cluttered house, etc. It really feels like you can’t get out of that invisible prison. You genuinely can’t see the way out and feel truly hopeless and helpless.
But in reality, this invisible prison is just that, invisible and it’s our lack of clarity for the future that creates our reality rather than what’s happened in the past. Starting to dismantle the walls of our invisible prison starts with getting clear about what we want, so for the next three weeks, I invite you to spend some time in your journal and to answer the prompts 5Life Questions) you’ll find here in my letters to you, this week and the next two ones.
Why you need to write your answers down
If you’re feeling any type of resistance to writing your answers down, I am asking you to have faith in the process and give it a try. Your thoughts are better processed when you write them long hand in a way that you can’t achieve by just trying to process them in your mind or by typing them. You have to slow down and you go further.
If you are not a journaler, just grab a legal pad or any sheet of paper and just answer these Life Questions, even if you have to throw them away because you don’t want anyone to read them. The key is to go deep so that the seeds of change get planted in your mind.
You might find that you don’t have much to say to start with and that’s okay. When we have shut out what we really want, to protect ourselves from hurting or because we’ve been beaten down by life, it might take a while to learn how to dream again. In that case, write what you can and keep your mind open to what comes up in the next fews days or weeks. You might even want to go back to the prompts in a few weeks time.
This is one of the most helpful investments of your time, so dive in and take the time necessary to answer all these questions. Some answers might flow out of you, some might feel painful, some might excite you and some might make you feel like closing your journal. Whatever the case, stick with it! It doesn’t matter how old you are or what your circumstances are, you will benefit from doing this exercise over the next three weeks. Write down the questions on a piece of paper and slip it in your journal or your purse so that you remember to answer one of them whenever you have a few minutes or all of them if you have a big block of time ahead of you.
By answering these Life Questions, you will gain more clarity about where you are, where you want to go and what you truly desire. Don’t assume you do! This is big. I believe this time of year is ideal for this type of enquiries because summer always gets us more in touch with ourselves, with our bodies and we get a glimpse of what could be…
Now on to our first Life Questions
Give an account of where your life is now. Consider all aspects: relationships, family, friends, work, business, health, creative outlet, learning, parenting, finances, spiritual path, overall wellness, commitments, contribution, time out for relaxation or for inspiration, etc. Celebrate what is going well and notice what feels painful.
If anything was possible, what would you do right now, and I mean right now? What would you drop in an instant?
If your world disappeared suddenly, what would miss most? Who would you miss most? Who or what wouldn’t you miss?
Looking at your answers to prompt 3, write down as a list what and who matters most to you. Now looking at your life right now, are you spending enough time and attention on those things and people? Think about ways you could change that.
I will be back next week with more Life Questions.
Just a reminder that my friend, mentor, Creatively Fit Coach and creative muse, Whitney Freya, has created a wonderful program starting September 2, 2016, called Vision Quest, The Creatively Fit Program.
If you want life to start happening FOR you, not TO you, find out more now through Whitney’s FREE Video Series
Click that link, and you will access the awesome video series Whitney Freya created to encourage your dreams AND take you through an entire HUGE painting she paints right in front of you!