In thanksgiving for life, I pledge to overcome APATHY by waking up to the opportunities that a given moment offers me and so to respond CREATIVELY to every situation.
Let these words settle into your whole being. When you feel complete with your meditation on the pledge, deepen your exploration with the following reflections and practice suggestions.
- Throughout the day, make an effort to be alert to and act upon opportunities that might normally pass you by: the opportunity to learn, to be kind, to be courageous, to listen. Reflect upon the impact of your participation.
- Experiment with imagining what it would be like if something you take for granted was no longer available to you. For example: electricity, running water, your eyesight, the roof over your head, your next meal…How do you feel about those things after imagining them not being accessible?
- Stretch yourself in creatively responding to what arises today. Notice when you are drawn to take the easy way out of a situation, and instead endeavor to be creative in your response. In your conversations and actions, stretch your creative muscles and notice the impact.
- Commit to being more awake to the continual presence of opportunity, and responding creatively to each situation as it arises.
Should you be inspired, please leave a reflection below…