WELCOME TO LOVE OUT LOUD ONLINE!
What an honour to work with you.
This is the space, and the opportunity, to explore yourself. It’s not about me giving you the answers, no one can do that. My job is to share all the things I’ve learnt over the past 7 years working with a quarter of a million people.
Over the next 9 weeks:
Remember: Let your journey be yours!
Before we get going, here are some tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of this process.
The greatest minds in the world journaled, from Albert Einstein to Picasso, to Steve Jobs and Richard Branson. Journaling is offering yourself a space to reflect and develop that relationship with yourself, and is highly conducive to growth. One of my greatest teachers said to me when I was 15, “80% of learning is in the reflection”. That has only become truer, the older I’ve gotten.
2. Stream of Consciousness
Sometimes our conscious minds get in the way, or we get blocked or stuck. There’s an exercise that has really helped me process my thoughts, feelings and reflections when I haven’t been able to be intentional in my journaling process. It’s called stream of consciousness writing. The process is to sit with your question, or maybe even a theme (for example, belief, honesty or acceptance), and continue to write exactly what comes into your mind for a certain length of time. Even if what comes to mind seems unrelated gibberish, keep writing until more thoughts come.
This practice helps silent the judgment of our rational minds, and connect us more deeply into what’s happening for us subconsciously.
You must become the master of your own process.
3.Meditation and Self Reflection
Let’ get one thing straight! Mediation is not about clearing your mind, it’s the process of learning to not judge your thoughts and feelings as they arise. The practice of non-judgement is crucial for you throughout your journey of learning to Love Out Loud.
Taking the time to mediate and tune into what is arising for you throughout this process, deepens and strengthens the transformation taking place. If you find it easier to go for a walk on the beach, or a bike ride, rather than sitting in silence, it’s about giving yourself the space to enquire, become curious, and integrate what you’re experiencing. Instead of continuously giving into the distractions around you, this journey requires a deep and reverent presence.
Alright, legend, LET’S GO!