I wrote this the day before we started and I originally thought it was awful (Note the comment that says with one minute to go what can I salvage?) Interesting because now, two days later I'm thinking - wait - there is some good stuff here... which is often how #5for5BrainDump works and is in fact, part of its most potent power.
“Consider everything an experiment.”
A few things about me: I love to play. And I love to do things for the sake of experience rather than success. Sure, I want to succeed in what I do, doesn’t everyone want to succeed? More importantly for me, though, is I want to experience. I want to experience.
The music in my headset swelled when I wrote the first “I want to experience.” A divine message? Affirmation? Experience is paramount to…. Conventional norms and sensations like bank accounts overflowing and multiple real estate holdings…
Maybe the lack of self-esteem is good for detachment.
I’ve never felt like I deserved much of anything so it isn’t like I thought having all that stuff meant anything more than a mindless, somewhat worthless collection of do-dads and don’t dads. In my case, mostly don’t dads.
When I look at things as an experiment, I am able to experience highs and lows without flinching. I can pretty much take hits as…
This is sucking how much more time is left?
What can I salvage in a minute.
When I consider everything an experiment, boundaries drop away and miracles are suddenly possible. I don’t become needlessly worried or panicked about something going my way because there literally is no specific way.
The experiment will flow and I will watch and learn and participate happily.
And the timer I used, itself an experiment, pierced the innards of my ears so I literally leaped a bit.
Julie Jordan Scott
is the founder and creator of 5For5BrainDump. She has been inspiring artistic rebirth since 1999.