4/15 Sunday Morning Note: this post is turning out to be an ongoing process…it’s a thinking/brainstorming post that seems to keep getting additions every few hours…it’s a work in process, with new ideas, charts etc being added as I come up with them…I’m trying to wake up my thinking…and adding ideas as I get more clarity…it could be renamed….
simply having faith in a good outcome…
to actually creating a good outcome”…
with both the intuitive (images) and linear (charts) brain”
4/14 Saturday evening: I used to love making charts, but haven’t made many recently… well, I guess I still do love making them…this evening, the urge returned.
I realized that to get to those potentially “good outcomes” from Thursday’s post, “Faith in a good outcome,” I’d need to come up with more structured strategies.
The hope, the aspiration, the intention, the faith…
they’re all very important starts…
but usable strategies can help the progress, too
So…a few preliminary strategies for thinking and planning….
I started with that image
and then came up with a chart for filling in usable strategies and steps…
and thought perhaps others who are making transitions
might find some of these ideas helpful too…
so, here we go….
a left brain approach…
right brain doing the tango with the left brain
4/14 Saturday night’s chart:
Well….that’s what I had fun creating this evening….
……fill it in…..
A good quote that I added to that earlier post this afternoon, but I’ll add it here, too…
the realization that taking steps IS making the dots
that WILL connect
and WILL lead to outcomes..
…………so to choose those dots carefully and go toward positives……..
4/15 Sunday Morning: I just made a longer, expanded chart that includes additional sections for
- identifying which positive qualities seem to make experiences more enjoyable, specific to each of us
- looking for patterns in activities we enjoy
- brainstorming about activities we might do, to start including more of those qualities
- reflecting on all of these ideas to support creating activities or pursuits with more positives…
- btw…I actually learned how to look at the important underlying qualities from MJ Ryan, the author of that book “The Power of Patience”…I met with her one summer for coaching on how to figure out what else I might want to do in my life… : ) She really helped me learn how to think like this. She is an amazing woman!
4/15 Here (just below) is a pdf link to a copy of the new, longer chart: I would love to get ideas about other areas to include etc…or feedback…slightly vulnerable, so careful, please. (I’ve made charts like these for years, but haven’t shown them to others…so taking a chance here….)
Creating Good Outcomes Chart: Click link to: pdf chart: Moving Beyond “Faith in a Good Outcome” to “Creating Good Outcomes” including a reflections page (uh oh…I see it’s a bit blurry…anyone know why that might be happening? Or how to get it to clear up? I just added the jpegs of the new chart,and a different font pdf at the bottom of this post. Later: I just printed the pdf’s and they seem to print clearly)
4/15 Sunday morning…okay…I’ll try to insert the jpeg photos of those blurry pdf new chart pages…see if this is more readable.
lying in a quiet, magical opening in the forest….
….ferns and pretty leaves all around…
a tiny little brook gurgling gently and playfully beside me….
staring up at the beautiful blue sky through the light canopy of leaves….
Here is a special insight added in the comments sections of this post…from Nancy (Hatch) from the blog “Spirit Lights the Way”….her ideas provide such a good balance to the charts…and so….for all of us to pause a moment, reflect on her ideas and to stay open to this very special awareness and insight….to tap into that intuitive level….thank you Nancy!
ahhhhh….I just love that soothing forest, as I ponder shifting and changing…ahhhhhh…..