Were you ever told that you had to have a purpose in life? That there was a reason we’re all here and you just have to find what your purpose is? Only it had better be a good, perfect and correct purpose?!
Do you ever feel like you're going crazy with mind chatter? I used to be the best person I knew at this, I could be having a conversation with someone and still have mind chatter. In fact, if there were a prize for mind chatter I would have been the world champion 100 times over...I was an over achiever in the area!
During my more 'spiritual' times when I was practising meditation and yoga in an attempt to find a sense of peace in my already over active world I would go to sleep and as soon as my head hit the pillow I would be thinking about the following day and all the meetings I would have...while I was sleeping. No dreams for me! For years I tried everything I could think of to have a peaceful night’s sleep… I didn’t even try and quieten my mind during the day, that would have been a whole other mission impossible. I was going to take this in baby steps!
I remember years ago when I began my professional working career I was invited to a week in Madrid where 24 candidates would be analysed and interviewed in a board-meeting setting for a full 5 days, in order to determine who in the group would get the job.
I was facilitating an X-Men: Disabilities or Abilities? evening taster class the other day and we had been talking about how a question empowers and an answer dis-empowers.
One of the things that kept coming up in the class was, what if you could ask kids more questions that would empower them to know that they have a level of awareness that is valuable and that they can access their own awareness?
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