Integration Session #2
We did a check-in and focussed on aligning activities (Ikigai/calling statement/meeting your future self).
For next week, we will complete in an hour (6:30-7:30)… see how that goes, which will give people more time to settle in for the rest of the evening, so if everyone can settle in for a prompt 6:30 start that would be great!
As for prep Let’s continue noticing what we notice, turning our focus to noticing those moments we lose time/having fun/feeling joy. Can you find the golden thread within those moments? What is it that is fulfilling you? That golden thread is your essence aligning with your tasks/activities. Putting words to it can be difficult but powerful as you play with language and build inner trust by listening to what resonates with you. Other questions that can help you uncover essence/Ikigai are:
- Imagine you are financially secure, that you have enough money to take care of your needs, now and in the future. How would you live your life? Would you change anything? Let yourself go. Don’t hold back on your dreams. Describe a life that is complete and richly yours.
- Now imagine that you visit your doctor, who tells you that you have only 5-10 years to live. You won’t ever feel sick, but you will have no notice of the moment of your death. What will you do in the time you have remaining? Will you change your life and how will you do it? (Note that this question does not assume unlimited funds.)
- Imagine that your doctor shocks you with the news that you only have 24 hours to live. Notice what feelings arise as you confront your very real mortality. Ask yourself: What did you miss? Who did you not get to be? What did you not get to do?
For our check-in next week we will weave in what you noticed, what moments at work and home felt different, were filled with desire and fulfillment? We will then move on to practical mindfulness – weaving it into our work days.
**side note, habits take about 66 days to form…have you thought about picking a tool that resonates and trying it out for 66 days? Doing this moves us from effort/awkwardness to ease/automaticity.