Why Form, Inform & Reform
Dear Why Team member,
I created this week’s message to help you form, inform, and reform.
Isn’t that the logical process?
Have you observed a little child lately? They don’t understand a word we say but they observe and they form an opinion. Through their exploration they inform us of their perception then, as we direct them one way or another, they reform and the cycle starts all over again.
So let’s break these formative words down a bit and see how we might leverage them to achieve higher consciousness now at maturity. Beginning with “form”, what comes first to mind is how we might form a chunk of clay into a pitcher, or back in my day, an ash tray.
Now let’s consider to “inform”, to be informed, to receive inform-ation which in turn can form our perceptions and views of the world.
Information, whether correct or incorrect, can profoundly affect us as we are all in various states of formation (in formation), forming new perceptions of ourselves and the world around us.
Mind is the sum of our learned experiences said BF Skinner experiences created by what we formed, external information we received and re-formation of thoughts and habits.
In our “formative” years, early in our lives, we were particularly like sponges soaking up what was in our environment. And over time, those experiences helped the formation of our world views and even created rocks in our path.
Why are there rocks in our path and how may we get rid of them?
To address the rocks that have formed in our life, it’s helpful to first identify them, and there is no better way to accomplish this task than to observe all-the-more our emotional re-actions and form, as-much-as possible, an unbiased understanding of our current state of being. Being triggered emotionally is one of the most powerful tools for maturing into an adult and becoming a more functional beneficial member of society. An emotional trigger is a pointer pointing you to a rock that has formed in the path of your life; a rock likely formed during your formative years. Of course our formative years have also formed the positive, empowering us to respond more than react. But where we react with behaviors that upset us and those around us, we have stumbled onto a rock in our path.
In those moments of encountering our rocks, it’s particularly useful to shift from frustrated to fascinated. To dig into the reactivity and explore its true source - how the rock was formed in the first place.
Finally, let’s consider the power of reformation - to reform how we see and interact within the world. Your rocks were formed by you and can be re-formed by you, even eliminated from your path:
This week consider leveraging any emotional reactivity to better inform you on how you have been formed.
By gaining greater insight into our formation we become more empowered to proactively reform ourselves.
Live all the more a life of wonder just like when you were a child and let curiosity: inform, form and reform into the amazing possibilities waiting for you.
Make it a great week!
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