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The Timeline Exercise: Creating Shifts & Healing Meanings in Your Life Story, Part 2 of 2

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Nothing is more natural to human experience than story telling. A timeline is a unique way to tell your life story, a contemplative exercise that provides an opportunity to capture the positive and negative shifts of your life on a single trajectory – from where you may also choose to create new, potentially healing shifts in meaning.

In Part 1 we looked at the benefits, as well as the Phase 1 and 2 steps of putting together your timeline on paper.

In this post, we probe more deeply, with Phase 3 questions designed to deepen your awareness and knowledge of certain aspects of your life story, and how past experiences shape the present; and Phase 4 questions that open space to better understand and perhaps to consciously reinterpret past experiences (Phase 4), potentially creating new shifts in meaning and conscious healing action.


 

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