Passion Fruit Writing: Exercise 1, Day 6

This is the wrap up. You may be tired of thinking about movies and books and trying to connect all these dots.

That is fine. You may want to come back to this later. What you have, however, is extremely valuable information for you.

The thing is, you have to be willing to really see what is there. It may not be obvious. In fact, you may want to enlist the help of a dear friend. Most of the time, it’s easier to connect the dots for other people, than it is to see your own stuff.

You’ve put yourself in the director’s chair. Doesn’t that feel nice? The questions you want to answer for yourself are these:

1. What is it that I would like more of in my life?

2. What is it that I would like less of in my life?

3. What do I really like about my life as it is presently constituted?

4. What annoys me about my life as it is presently constituted?

5. What is really me?

Keep writing something, anything. The good stuff will come out eventually.

The next exercise is radically different from this one — shorter, to the point, highly practical. I think it’s best to start stirring things up with a meaty exercise like the one we’ve just worked through, and then enjoy the process of harvesting its fruit.

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4 responses to “Passion Fruit Writing: Exercise 1, Day 6

  1. Thanks Laura this has been a great exercise to help me get clear – and fun too! It’s not every day that you get to travel back to your childhood 🙂

  2. P.s. Sometimes it’s so easy to know what you DON’T want but harder to define what you DO want in life. I guess it’s easy to become conditioned into ‘moving away’ from mindsets rather than ‘moving towards’ mindsets. This can take some mental reprogramming!

  3. Thanks, Elaine! You’re right about mental reprogramming. Don’t you think we hesitate to say what we want because we’re so trying to “be realistic?” That’s what had me shrinking year after year, until I got it that I actually have much more creative power than I ever thought!

  4. Absolutely! Then there’s guilt! Guilt because of daring to ask for what YOU really want… Our minds are amazing things!

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