“Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu” (I am what I am because of who we all are.) Zulu saying
As with every day of the Purpose Challenge, please perform your Morning Purpose Ritual.
In order to deeply connect, and share your life's purpsoe, you're developing the capacity to empathize with others, by cultivating an awareness of the three most common wounds, and the core (Maslow) need that is underneath that wound:
In today’s exercise we’re going to work with the second need, belonging, and the set of wounds around it- abandonment, isolation and/or depression.
STEP ONE: Write three to five sentences about a factual experience of yours where you were abandoned, isolated or depressed. This is description is just about the data. What happened, as if a tape recorder was on, so no judgments or feelings.
STEP TWO: What feelings did this bring up for you?
STEP THREE: What judgments did you take on from that experience?
STEP FOUR: What impact did those judgments have in your life?
STEP FIVE: How have you healed from this incident?
Now you are in touch with the need to belong and have a deeper listening for what the other person most needs and wants in their life around belonging.
Stay tuned tomorrow for the last exercise of this module: SELF-EXPRESSION. Please watch the video below from Lora LeFhae on staying centered in your purpose as you communicate.