I Choose Authenticity

Ten GuidepostsI woke up this morning with low energy and not much enthusiasm for writing my weekly blog. Having knee replacement surgery scheduled in ten days is putting me through my paces. Getting ready to get ready is a lot of work! Rather than push myself, I decided to share something written by someone else that I wish I had written! I immediately thought of the 10 Guideposts for Wholehearted Living by Brené Brown. I discovered Brené Brown back in 2010 when I heard her Ted talk on the “Power of Vulnerability.” If you haven’t watched this video or haven’t seen it in a long time, click here. In today’s post I’ve included Brown’s 10 Guideposts for Wholehearted Living and a corresponding ten part journal series to support you to use in implementing the guideposts. Let me know how you do with this.

10 Guideposts for Wholehearted Living by Brené Brown

1. Cultivate Authenticity – Let go of what people think about you

2.  Cultivate Self-Compassion – Let go of perfectionism

3. Cultivate a Resilient Spirit – Let go of numbing and powerlessness

4. Cultivate Gratitude and Joy – Let go of scarcity

5. Cultivate Intuition and Trusting Faith – Let go of the need for certainty

6. Cultivate Creativity – Let go of comparison

7. Cultivate Play and Rest – Let go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth

8. Cultivate Calm and Stillness – Let go of anxiety as a lifestyle

9. Cultivate Meaningful Work – Let go of self-doubt and “supposed to”

10. Cultivate Laughter, Song, and Dance – Let go of being cool and “always in control”

A journal series inspired by Brené Brown and her 10 Guideposts for Wholehearted Living
Journal prompts © 2014 Andrea Leda Wilborn, CLC, www.andrealeda.com

Four tips for journal writing:

1. Write the prompt(s) at the top of your journal page
2. Put 10 minutes on a timer
3. Keep pen to paper the whole time
4. Stay open and go where your writing takes you

1. Cultivate Authenticity – Let go of what people think about you
Journal prompt(s):
-If I knew I could not fail, I would…

2.  Cultivate Self-Compassion – Let go of perfectionism
Journal prompt(s):
-I feel most at peace when…

3. Cultivate a Resilient Spirit – Let go of numbing and powerlessness
Journal prompt(s):
-If I released my fears…

4. Cultivate Gratitude and Joy – Let go of scarcity
Journal prompt(s):
-I am grateful for…

5. Cultivate Intuition and Trusting Faith – Let go of the need for certainty
Journal prompt(s):
-I don’t want to face…
-Trusting faith and intuition looks like…

6. Cultivate Creativity – Let go of comparison
Journal prompt(s):
-If I cultivated my creative self, I would try…

7. Cultivate Play and Rest – Let go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth
Journal prompt(s):
-If I cultivated play and rest, I would change…

8. Cultivate Calm and Stillness – Let go of anxiety as a lifestyle
Journal prompt(s):
-What is my heart’s desire?

9. Cultivate Meaningful Work – Let go of self-doubt and “supposed to”
Journal prompt(s):
-To me, meaningful work means…

10. Cultivate Laughter, Song, and Dance – Let go of being cool and “always in control”
Journal prompt(s):
-Just kidding! Your assignment is to laugh, sing, and dance just for fun. Don’t take yourself so seriously!

 

 

 

 

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