*(Remember that old joke? This man climbs to the top of a mountain to find a wise guru and ask him the meaning of life…)
Where do you think the idea came from that our trajectory was meant to be a straight line?
Perhaps the planned progression through school?
Or the way adults talk about children? "Does she have her first tooth yet?" "Is he speaking yet?"
Everything is set out in linear progression - with the arrow pointing in only one direction!
Perhaps this model sets our future expectations in a somewhat unrealistic manner?
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
If it's not a straight line, what's a better metaphor to use?
One of our favorite readers suggests adopting 'RE-DO RE-SET' as the true reality!
Think about a recent experience when you or someone you know lamented about a bump in the road - or even a giant boulder…
* What was the expected trajectory?
* What got in the way?
(Some possibilities are: illness, injury, death, a party, a bad dream…)
* How far off track did you go?
* What did you tell yourself about your detour?
* Did you scold and bully yourself or engage your compassionate self to help you move forward?
* What was the result?
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