External events may threaten our illusion of control, causing us to shut down our ability to respond to situations creatively. Or they may draw out aspects of ourselves that surprise us, as we discover the calm within us in the face of any storm.
What situations show up in your life as “storms”? How are you impacted?
Learn to spend time in the quiet. Cultivate the calm within you.
Take a breath. Release it. Take another. Devote some dedicated time of concentration/meditation. It doesn’t need to be hours of quiet, perhaps only 15 minutes. Then allow the question to simmer within you through the weekend. Let responses bubble up into your awareness. Notice new ways of thinking, of images or ideas that arise spontaneously. Pay attention to your dreams. Let it happen. Be aware. See where it leads you next. Let yourself savor this process of receiving from yourself. Don’t judge whatever comes up, just receive it. Make notes.
You may want to share something from this process. Sharing can be an important way to anchor an insight in your body. It can lead you to deeper insight. It can stimulate action. Share what moves you.