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.
It’s no accident that the title of this blog is “Creating Space.” I believe as natural born creators, space is the single most important creation we bring to life. Without space we become overwhelmed and overwhelming. Without space we are closed minded, closed fisted and closed hearted. Without space we become filled, yet rarely fulfilled. Space is the place between our past and our future. It is an opening and awareness of presence. Space is an invitation for joy, love and peace to find us and to create this attraction we must first release what gets most in the way.
Here’s your writing prompt for the day…
I create space in my life 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.