In yesterday’s post in this series, we did an interior pulse check of sorts to learn our most natural rhythm — the rhythm of life that is most native to us. This provides a great starting point as we begin to explore the different facets and realities of life and how we might best live intentionally within them.
Today, we’re taking the very next step: looking at what’s here.
And I have another video for you, recorded this morning:
(If you can’t see the video in your e-mail or RSS feed, click here.)
If you happened to watch the video from yesterday’s post all the way through, you’ll remember that I mentioned an exercise involving a tree drawing that I created to discern my way through an overwhelming season of my life. Today, in the above video, I’m sharing more about that tree exercise with you and am inviting you to draw your own!
As I mention in the above video, this is just a starting point.
We’re not going to try and figure out our lives all at once in drawing these trees right now. Instead, I’m inviting you to take an afternoon or a couple days or even a week to draw your tree and just be with the reality of what your life really looks like right now.
And so try, if you can, not to judge your tree and all that it contains. You may feel it has too much on it. Or that the branches and little twigs and smaller branches you chose to include are silly. Or that perhaps your tree is not full enough.
Try, to the best you are able, to set aside those judgments.
This is not the day for making decisions about your tree. This is the day for simply seeing and being with what is.
What is it like for you to do this tree exercise?