Stream of Consciousness Exercise
This is a fun exercise. Take a piece of paper—or a word processor—and just start writing. It’s called a stream of consciousness exercise. It can feel awkward at first, but if you just go with it you’ll soon find that some remarkable things emerge.
I’ll do it now.
Ok. This feels scary because I’m committed top posting whatever I write. But that’s ok. I think you’ll forgive me if it’s a bit odd. After all, I’ve been known to be a bit eccentric. J
The other day I was driving through town trying to find a client’s location when I gut stumped. I was stumped because my GPS showed I was at the address when I obviously wasn’t. I was confused at first but then figured out that my GPS had taking me to the farthest south address on the N-S road I was on and called that good.
That got me thinking about how sometimes we humans trust technology—or other people more than we trust ourselves. And that’s sad. After all, we have this remarkable gut radar that givse us clues about what we’re doing and if it’s helpful or harmful to us.
Haven’t you ever just “known” that something good was going to happen? Or had a feeling of dread that steered you away from an activity that seemed harmless otherwise?
I know I have. In fact I remember one time that is poignant.
I was at a park and my daughter—then about five—disappeared. I looked around and she was nowhere. But I knew I had to find her, “Right Away!”
Without thinking about it I ran around the edge of the pavilion just in time to see her feet vanish over the edge of a dunking tank! I sprinted over and grabbed her out of the water within seconds. And if I hadn’t been there she would have probably drowned because there was no ladder inside of the tank!
I’m so grateful I listened to the feeling that helped me and saved my daughter’s life!
And I encourage you to listen to your gut too. Call it the Holy Ghost. Call it your gut. Call it being in tune with the universe. Whatever you decide to call it, it’s real and it will help guide you in your life if you let it.
And that, my friends, is a stream of consciousness exercise. Try it sometime. You might be surprised at what it does for you.
You Are The Master of Your Destiny!
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