Wednesday 20 May 2020

Thinking inside the box

'Thinking outside the box', or as we prefer here in Australia 'thinking outside the square', is a great metaphor for thinking in non normal ways.

Such thinking is essential at any time let alone in DC (during corona) and in preparing for AC (after corona).

In my observation however there's not enough thinking inside the box.

Even more so for me there's insufficient feeling in the heart and then aligning thoughts in the head.

Heart, head, hands is the order of things in my world.

I often draw it like below:

I'm inspired by Viktor Frankl's life and work and love this line of his:

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. 
In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

Heart, Head and Hands can be felt and heard as a mnemonic. Play with it.

There’s a natural order. Heart is first, head second, hands third. The head tries to dominate and be first. Our quest is to use our heads to work out how to enact our hearts and to then trust our hands.

In preparing for life and work AC (after corona) what is your heart telling you is the best way forward?

How will you align your thinking (head) and your doing (hands)?

Be remarkable.

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