Halves

Grateful this day for intrepid truth ferreting out skills.

(mysteries almost solved with zero fault or blame)

Thank You.

Moves

Grateful always for steps that evoke passionate response.

(and speak softly to bliss filled soul heart wanderers)

Thank you.

Imaginal Joy Doodles

Quest2015 – Day 7

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Viewing time: 03 minutes

“What if you could envision how to live your quest in 2015 with the provocative guidance of visionary entrepreneurs, scientists, thought leaders, artists, writers, teachers, and adventurers?”Jeffrey DavisTracking Wonder

Today’s Theme: Sacred Joy

Here is the creative prompt shared with us on December 16 by Sunni Brown

How could you make moments of joy a sacred priority in 2015? What forms will such moments take? Doodle, draw, photograph, or write your way into these questions and share your responses.

As a response to @SunniBrown‘s questions I created a video doodle as a reminder to notice the moments of sacred joy all around me…

It reminds me of a few sacred moments enjoyed over a short while in conversation, quality time and in spaces shared with family, closest friends and those I love.

And each of those gone too fast moments leave clues to urge me on to savor and discover more.

~

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Doodles

Grateful today for succulent sacred joy encounters.

(to field imaginal questions without a word)

Thank You!

Bring

Grateful this day for solutions answers not known create.

(and for multiple mystery tours hidden therein)

Thank you.

“Use the Force Luke”

Quest2015 – Day 6

Reading time: 03 minutes

“What if you could envision how to live your quest in 2015 with the provocative guidance of visionary entrepreneurs, scientists, thought leaders, artists, writers, teachers, and adventurers?”Jeffrey DavisTracking Wonder

Today’s Theme: The Upside of Your Dark Side

Here is the prompt posted for Questers on December 13 courtesy of Todd Kashdan

Which emotions do you feel most guilty about having? Afraid that others might find out? How could you spend this year trying to be open to the emotional window that allows you to be courageous? It rarely feels good right before we do something courageous, but these moments are the most meaningful and treasured.

My answers for the questions asked by @ToddKashdan

Q: Which emotions do I feel most guilty about having? Afraid that others might find out?

What initially feels like a full menu of emotions for me narrows to fear and sadness as the front runners of guilty feelings.

Of those two emotions fear feels like the one I don’t want others to find out about.

After all I can recall times in the not so distant past and beyond when sadness and it’s close relatives were not in the equation.

But I do not recall very many times when fear or being afraid of something hasn’t been in the daily emotional mix.

Some days more. Some days less. But always there.

Even in the writing of this response there is a fear present.

I am afraid to hit the “Publish” button and launch this post.

And behind that fear is a larger fear of telling other people I made something and it is out there now for everyone to see.

Why am I afraid? Because I don’t want anyone to find out about my fear(s).

Q: How could I spend this year trying to be open to the emotional window that allows me to be courageous?

What I can do starting now and in 2015 is to try to open that emotional fear window and keep trying.

And I can accept that in every act of trying I am actually in the act of doing.

I think that’s where the title of this post came from.

Remember that whole Yoda; “There is no try, there is only do” dialog in one of the Star Wars films?

That tiny green sage was not saying to the hero not to try. Nope.

What Yoda was saying was that to try is to do.

For me his lesson is all about letting go of one word often linked with try as a useless moving part.

You know that word as well as I do. It’s failure.

Since try is often accepted by many as a way of saying failure, courage to be open to the emotional window by a context shift in a word is worth a try to face my fear.

That is one small step which feels courageous to me.

Hitting the publish button is another small step I’m going to try. Then I’ll try sharing the link.

So if you read this and you got here clicking a shared link my emotional window is opening and to try is to do.

~

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Stop, Look & Listen

Quest2015 – Day 5

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“What if you could envision how to live your quest in 2015 with the provocative guidance of visionary entrepreneurs, scientists, thought leaders, artists, writers, teachers, and adventurers?”Jeffrey DavisTracking Wonder

Today’s Theme: Stop

Here is the prompt posted for Questers on December 11 courtesy of Charlie Gilkey

“Pursue knowledge, daily gain. Pursue Tao (wisdom), daily loss.” – Tao Te Ching*

We often think too much about adding new things, when the source of a lot of our growth is eliminating old things.

What do you need to STOP doing in 2015?

And what do you need to do to make that STOPPING more than an intention?

*Attribution: Derek Lin’s translation of the Tao Te Ching

My responses to the questions from @CharlieGilkey

Q: What do I need to STOP doing in 2015?

I need to stop NOT asking for what I want and deserve in my life and from my work.

And I need to stop WAITING for someone else to ask me about what I want or deserve.

Q: What do I need to do to make that STOPPING more than an intention?

Ask. I need to open my heart. Open up my soul. Open my mouth and ask.

I need to ask and ask again.

And then ask one more time.

Ask for what I want. Ask for what I desire. Ask for what supports me in doing my best work.

Ask for open doors to unheard of possibility.

Ask for help from others.

Ask to be led to those who through their own experience are able to listen, offer qualified advice and listen some more.

Ask to be led to those who have an untold capacity to offer truth, support and loving yet firm understanding.

I need to ask to be heard.

I just need to start asking and keep on asking.

Not stopping until I have no reasons left to ask anymore.

Ask until others start asking me for what they need and want. Until they start asking me for what they desire and what will support them in doing their best work.

I need to open fully my heart, my mouth, this soul and just fucking ask!

Ask.

~

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