How and why to plan a life amidst uncertainty

There’s still a point.

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  • Write down the goals you’re dreaming of. Then after each goal, write the feeling you are hoping to achieve via that goal. Most of the time we think we are going after a “thing” or an accomplishment, but what we’re really looking to do is feel a certain way. Acknowledging the feeling you’re hoping to call into your life can be illuminating.
  • Try a “universe box,” (or a god box, or a whatever box). 1. Write down the thing you want. 2. Write down why you want it. 3. Write down the feeling you hope to experience by getting it. 4. Write down the first step you will take to achieve that thing. 5. Then fold up the piece of paper, put it in a box on your altar or dresser, and forget about it. You’re working to see if the universe can help you fill in the dots. You’d be shocked at the synchronicities that can unfold when you try this approach.

Teaching awakening + healing through vulnerability + self-compassion. Finding hope in a messy world. Author of the Sunday Soother.

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