For almost two years, a very simple writing exercise has helped me excavate my hidden truths, clarify my wants, increase my patience and listen intently to my inner voice rather than the distractions abound.
This exercise is VERY simple. If it takes more than 10 minutes of UFTAE (Uninterrupted Focused Time And Attention) then stop over thinking it and just write the first thing that comes to mind….even if it’s jibberish. My advise is to pick a specific time each day and use a single journal. Complete the sentence provided below in long hand. Write the full sentence at least twelve times. Now don’t simply write the first part once then answer it 12 ways right below. By writing the ENTIRE sentence you are giving yourself enough time to process what to express next.
Week 7 March 8
Life has no reverse gear. We can’t move backwards in time. We can’t take back poisonous words. We can’t retreat from change. No, life demands we continue forward, creating our future, creating the next manifestation, the next move on the chess board. Luckily, this fact of life is also exactly what helps us cope with letting go. By focusing on what’s ahead, it becomes easier to let go of what’s behind us. That very act of moving forward, is a creation, a writing of the next chapter in life.
Here’s your writing prompt for the day…
I am most creative when I let go of __________
If you would like to experience more of these writing exercises, here’s a link to all the Twelve Truths posts.