Tired of thinking out of the box, well sometimes it’s good to rethink inside a few ignored old boxes or to explore other boxes all together.
The whole point of the saying “think outside your box” is to flip a person into a new perspective. With a new perspective comes options, potential and growth for a person.
Flipping perspective is one of the most powerful tools you will encounter in life. Flipping is part of larger practice I teach that I call Spiritual Jujutsu.
Flipping is spiritual jujutsu lesson number one.
When frustrated, flip it around to learn from it, grow from it.
Another lesson of spiritual jujutsu. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Play and try and retry till you flow smoothly. Expanding oneself isn’t easy, it takes patience. With persistence we get better and smooth out our actions. Yet few people ever likes to admit how much work it took to get smooth. Acceptance of our rougher steps polishes the path into smoothness.
As humans are very physical beings, -> people tend to react spiritually in a physical manner. Spiritual jujutsu flips this around to teach a person how to react spiritually against spiritual challenges. More powerfully, spiritual jujutsu also teaches how to also react spiritually against physical challenges.
Initial Spiritual Jujutsu Homework
Learn to pause to expand your awareness. With awareness comes extra information to choose actions more precisely.
The place to first practice pausing is before diving into more complicated situations. This is especially true in communication. So pause before conversations and notice what you do automatically. Then pause within your conversations occasionally. Watch how you and others are reacting within each conversation. Practice awareness within your conversations to spot the various patterns in play. Pay attention to what you resist, what you do automatically, what you assume. Practicing this type of awareness will then allow a person to avoid conflict in their conversation and also be more effective in working with others.
Julie and Casey can help teach you spiritual jujutsu.