At a presentation on personal energy and how it effects our self and others, I did an exercise that had some interesting results. It was for a group of about 70 health care professionals.
Here is how the exercise went.
I asked on a scale of one to ten, to focus on how they felt, in their body, as they heard the word. And to respond quickly, and out loud, without thinking. “1” being low energy, or negative, in some form and “10” being high energy, feels good.
For the first word “Discipline”, most said “2”, for the next word “Adore” most said “10”.
I had done the same exercise with a different group at an earlier date and they said the exact same numbers – “2” & “10”.
Interesting on its own and a reminder for us all to become more and more aware of our thoughts and words and to practice changing some of them if they do not feel good. Awareness is the first step. If we are not paying attention inwardly we will not even know what is there.
Think about practicing with your thoughts and words just as we practice with improving our physical abilities with sports and games. Our personal energy and awareness improve in the same way by being interested to do so, having the intention and practicing to change our habit.
Having written a fair amount of intimate poetry I am interested in finding a way to mix poetic thinking with our daily lives and even with business situations.
Poetic thinking, or writing, is somewhat more about what you feel, and are aware of with your senses, than just what you are thinking about.
It is a deeper, more present, more in tune, more compassionate, and more about life, way of thinking, writing, speaking and being.
Poetic writing and thinking style might be an interesting exercise to relate to some event in your life. If you do it a few times, you might just surprise yourself.
Remember getting started, taking the first step, is the difficult part. Once you start, your pen, or keyboard, will take over almost on it’s own. Here is a question to ponder and use as a starter.
What choice could you make today that would enhance your personal environment?
And why could or would that happen?
Enjoy this moment as it is constantly changing, and a good time to change your thoughts.