Cultivating meaningful lightbulb moments

Photo by Hush Naidoo Jade Photography on Unsplash
  • A broader perspective on the possibilities and issues
  • Inspiration, freedom of thought and an unleashing of creativity
  • An almost physical sense of “hovering” and seeing from a bird’s eye view
  • Ideas that connect us to our higher purpose, higher values and higher selves
  • Unintegrated and heady highs (“head in the clouds”) followed by a crash
  • Likewise, losing touch with ground level pain points and vulnerabilities, including emotions and needs
  • Observing and understanding mentally without being in our experience
  • Glossing over, rejecting or denying our own or others’ less enlightened and more animalistic “human parts”
  • Elevating conversations, as in coaching
  • Time off for rest and reflection if you tend to be overbooked (a sabbatical, a retreat, a long walk, being in nature)
  • Exposure to new groups, norms and experiences
  • An emotional juggernaut like a huge win or loss, assuming it doesn’t hijack your ego or nervous system
  • Solid self care and nervous system self regulation (foundational for any change work)

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store