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070227 Riding The Dragon

  1. 1. Ridign the Dragon Feb 2007
  2. 2. Resist resistance <ul><li>Three creative practices: </li></ul><ul><li>Some type of daily reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to leverage their strengths </li></ul><ul><li>A way to reframe failures </li></ul>
  3. 3. Morning pages <ul><li>Three pages every morning, hand written. </li></ul><ul><li>Never shown to anybody. </li></ul><ul><li>Not reread or mulled over. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not tame your pages. Extreme emotins, judgements, reactions are part of what the pages help clarify and ground. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not order your pages. Let them order you. </li></ul><ul><li>What emerges, first in fleeting glimses are parts of a more authentic self. </li></ul><ul><li>Morning pages work simultaneously in the past, present and future. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Watching the inner movie <ul><li>Have you noticed yourself “travelling” somewhere for example when reading? In any given moment we may be cued into recalling our past or plotting our future – watching our inner movie. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Inner voices, Inner mentor <ul><li>List your inner voices. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to the chorus. </li></ul><ul><li>Inner Mentor – ask your older and wiser self. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Filling in gaps <ul><li>What I would have needed as a child was… </li></ul><ul><li>The thing that makes me most sad about my life is… </li></ul><ul><li>The things I wish were different about my childhood are… </li></ul><ul><li>My strengths as a child were… </li></ul><ul><li>My family’s strengths were… </li></ul>
  7. 7. Extremes <ul><li>Extreme language, either positive or negative, can steer us away from creativity. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Imaginary lifes <ul><li>If you had five other lifes, what would you like to do with them? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Albatross <ul><li>List ten reasons why your job is important to you. </li></ul><ul><li>List then things you like about the people who work with you. </li></ul><ul><li>List ten things from your current position you can profit from in your future positions. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider creating a new position in your company. What would it entail? What would you like about it? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Secrets <ul><li>List three secrets that you wish to protect form the scrutiny of others. These can be feelings, plans, suspicions, fears, insights, hopes or behaviours. </li></ul><ul><li>List three more. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wish List <ul><li>Number a piece of paper from one to twenty and complete the phrase “I wish…” </li></ul><ul><li>Complete similarly another phrase “Secretly, I’d like to…” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Changes <ul><li>List three small changes you can make in following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>Work space </li></ul><ul><li>Kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Wardrobe </li></ul><ul><li>Enterteinment plans </li></ul><ul><li>Bedroom </li></ul><ul><li>Eating habits </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual/intellectual maintenance </li></ul>
  13. 13. Admitting emotions <ul><li>Complete the following sentence ten times: “If I let myself admit it, I feel…” </li></ul><ul><li>List three situations that anger you. Why? Write about each one. </li></ul><ul><li>List five losses or changes you may not have “metabolized” yet. </li></ul><ul><li>List five persons or sitations about which you entertain positive feelings. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Fraud, Luxury, Photos <ul><li>List five reasons why you feel like a fraud. </li></ul><ul><li>For each reason, write the viewpoint that counters it. </li></ul><ul><li>List ten things that cost less but make you feel luxurious. </li></ul><ul><li>Photograph quitly your life and watch the picture “without the sound”. </li></ul>