LOG Excerpt#2

LOG Entry Form for Jennifer

 

FOR RECORDING YOUR AWARENESS OF POSITIVE FEELINGS AND ARTICULATING YOUR STRENGTHS

Section 1: Positive Feelings

 092413 I felt the best yesterday as I was walking toward the post office with my story VIP in my hand. I had an intuitive feeling to look into a store window and saw a Maurice Sendak book displayed and a cast iron pigeon standing next to it. It was as if the universe were patting me on the back and saying “Good job.” I am happiest at such moments of synchronicity. I feel suspended in a loving web of meaning.

 

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I felt great when I was editing photos and I saw the photo of the white candytuft against the background of blue flowers. Wow! It was so beautiful. I could not wait to share it with my friends on Facebook. I enjoyed taking the picture, because I thought it was going to look good.

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Honored to witness the insights NW came to vis. accepting loss, enjoying life. I had nothing to add. It was being in the presence of her insights that brought me joy.

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Taking a risk in my call with WR, and making that deep, next level connection around the “apple manifestation” and getting what we want. Feeling our relatedness profoundly. I had made spontaneous notes before our coaching call. She confirmed that the Vedic concepts were useful at this time.


Section 2: Possible Strengths or Maybe I have… Maybe I am a…        

092413   ability to pay close attention

willingness to be loved by the universe

sticking with it to completion

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good eye for photography

good photo editor

sharing beauty and good feelings

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listener

appreciator

love

wisdom

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teacher

guide

Vedantist

  

Section 3: Self-Articulated Strengths OR What do I mean by that?

 

teacher/guide: the Vedic wisdom/models I learned in an oral tradition help me provide meaningful context for people’s experiences

paying attention: I have a keen sense for forward motion. I can look at a log jam in a person’s thoughts, and identify where progress is possible quickly and easily. I am good at getting people to commit by setting the right goal. Not too much at once.

I know the value of building on successes.

I am a maker.

I make poems, stories, photographs, businesses, websites, advertising materials, relationships, ideas.


     What do I mean by taking time to enjoy being alive? I do not always give in to my mind’s default settings. Those default settings are telling me to hustle and bustle like a little squirrel gathering nuts for the winter. But sometimes I put everything to the side, and pay attention to the moment I am in. Paying attention in the moment is always a joy.

    When I edit my photos, I spend a lot of time at it, and I edit them for a feeling like joy. I don’t always know why the picture evokes the feeling rationally although sometimes I make rational choices about how I edit. First and foremost I am editing to share joy. More than a good photo editor, I think I have a strength of sharing joy.

 

Section 4: Current listing of my top 10 Strengths                       

January 27, 2014

1. I am a mystic.

This means that I have an unshakable belief that the best knowledge of reality is accessible to every human mind, with no requirements of education, training, institutions, or relationships.

April 9, 2014

(Revision of #1 strength):

It means I value internal positive experiences both in myself and in others.


April 22, 2014

 (Revision of  #1 strengths):

It means YES to the objective and subjective, rather than science OR religion. 


2. I have knowledge of Vedanta.

This means I have tools for communicating with others about the reality continuum from the external, waking world, to the deep silence of sleep.

3. I am passionate about human development.

This means that I continue to grow, and I will accompany anyone who is exploring or enjoying their capacity for insight.

4. I am able to give.

This means that I have the freedom to choose my actions based on my passion, and do not have to limit my choices and actions based on survival fears.

5. I can keep it light and fun.

This means that in teaching and guiding others, I am appealing and safe, and empowering for the other.

6. I have a knack for seeing where progress is possible.

This means that people who work with me experience feeling their own growth.

7. I care about the people I teach and serve.

This makes me tolerant and inclusive as I hold a vision for the health and happiness of the people I work with.

8. I am happy outdoors.

I see the love that I feel in my heart reflected in the life that greets me in nature.

9. I understand that individuals are not sharing one real reality, they are free to construe things as they will.

This means that I can be a very good, nonjudgmental listener.

10. I have a broad base of introspective methods.

I can help people think, focus, relax, observe, write, talk, contemplate, reflect, intuit, and meditate their way to greater self-knowledge.


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