Since starting Trauma to Art, we’ve found that some ideas stick and some don’t. BUT maybe timing has something to do with it. Way back when Gwyneth Paltrow wasn’t on twitter and Ashton Kutcher was like totally the only celeb tweeting, we tried to grow a Globalization of Love movement where people would share five things they aspired to do and five things they were grateful for.
It was in response to patterns we observed. We saw many people who came to us were battling more than loss–they were struggling with the people in their lives. And one of the steps to mending relationships is working on yourself. Annoying, I know. It’s all this non-sense about how we can’t control other people. (WHY, GOD?!) I totally agree with you. It’s them, not us. But for posterity’s sake…
Here’s the deal. You write out five things you are grateful for to put into perspective what is going right. Your health. Your friendship. Your brother. Your nephew. Your job. Vanderpump Rules adding more episodes to their season. Thank you, Andy Cohen. We worship you whether we’re brave enough to admit it or not.
Second and final step, you write out five things you aspire to do. From there you can prioritize and say, where do I want to go? Do I want great relationships? Do I want to focus more on my health? Do I want to spend time on that career thingie I said I was going to do when I was five but then gave up on because I think I’m not good enough or I’m not this or I’m not like that? Oh wait, I am good enough.
(Reminder! We fund creative ideas inspired by loss. If you’re thinking about an idea inspired by your trials and tribulations recovering from a devastating loss, we may give you some straight cash, homie. TM Apply here.)
Anyway just the other day we received an email from a t2a-er who read our old post and wanted us to post her aspirations and gratitudes. Check them out below. We’d love to get a collection of several just for fun. Email them to me and we’ll see if can create something cool. – Lauren, firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s all thank Uma for giving us some insight into her heart and soul.
1. to have my books and blog touch and impact millions of lives (her website)
2. to be published by Hay House
3. to use my coaching and teaching skills to empower women
4. to moving everyday toward the place of my deep centeredness
5. to make a difference in the lives of people everyday
I am grateful for…
1. my family
2. my talent for expression
3. my health
4. the spiritual awakening I’ve had through my mother’s death
5. teachers, authors, masters, souls that I encounter on my daily journey