A word for each letter of the alphabet
That’s it! A word for each letter of the alphabet: seemingly simple words that relate to our everyday lives. We’d like to share them with you in a light-hearted way, as a conversation starter or a moment for pause and reflection, without the pretext of teaching, explaining or providing maxims. It is not by chance that we often use the expression “in our experience” as this is what it’s all about: sharing with you and the people we meet through work or in our private lives, things we have been experimenting on ourselves daily for years. Given the nature of the experiment, we’d greatly appreciate your feedback. Which one of the words of our alphabet resounds the most for you? Help us in co-creating and enriching our brief dictionary of humanity.
WHY DO YOU DO
WHAT YOU DO?
We’ve all had times in our lives when we’ve felt particularly inspired, when we’ve enjoyed a feeling of fullness and joy, moments in which we had no doubts about what we were doing and where we were going. This almost magical condition makes our eyes shine just thinking about it. Is there a way to recreate this feeling? In our experience, yes, there is a way and it’s by learning to reconnect with our deepest aspirations, uninhibited by social or personal conditioning (that inner voice: I’m not good enough, I’m fooling myself, they’ll judge me, I won’t be understood…). For this to happen, it is necessary to intercept and face a series of hidden fears that we may not even be aware of. Dancing with these fears allows us to dare to become who we want to be. After all, it’s not what we achieve but what we become that makes us happy.
HOW ARE YOU BEHAVING?
Despite our best intensions, there are times when we unconsciously behave in ways that work against us, that prevent us from accomplishing something we want. Procrastination is a good example. Many of us procrastinate, although each for their own reasons: some of us wait for the “right moment”, others fear rejection and yet still others feel uneasy, etc. Whatever the reason, we tend to either justify or blame ourselves, or promise to do things differently in the future. How can this mechanism be put on hold? In our experience, the first step is understanding when and why we are engaging in this kind of behaviour. With newly gained awareness, we have the opportunity to decide to transform this behaviour and discover what happens. Often, when we manage to do so, not only does our outlook change but the context itself changes.
QUALITY OR STATE OF BEING
In our experience, creativity is a state of being that is closely related to aspiration and freedom. When we connect with our aspirations and feel free to express ourselves, we tend to create a context of openness, trust and welcoming. When we break free from certain limiting thoughts and beliefs, such as self-judgment or judgement of others, or the fear of being judged by others, it is as if we open ourselves to greater opportunities, ideas, stimuli and intuitions that we can embrace, explore and share. Much like the feeling of lightness, inspiration, joy and energy we have at the start of a new relationship. Such a state of being is contagious to those around us, creating a virtuous circle of exchange that renews itself perpetually. Of course, it’s not as if this can happen at the press of a button, and it takes time, but knowing that it is possible to rediscover this state of being is like …. well, it is different for each of us. 🙂