Luckily, even a small spoke in our usual wheels can help slow down and interrupt our ordinary thought patterns. That in turn has the tendency to:
- Help us notice the contours of those patterns
- Open up new directions in our thinking and actions
Here's a really easy way to experiment:
Take out a pen and paper. Set aside everything else, and for 5 minutes write with your non-dominent hand.
Let yourself write really slowly if you need to and accept that what comes out probably will look like child's writing (after all, it may have been a very long time since you wrote with this hand!)
What new directions appear? What did you notice? Let us know below.
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