Two weeks ago I invited you to compose a list of your Shaping Moments. These are those significant life events that have “shaped the person you have become.” This week I invite you to reflect on those Shaping events or situations a bit further. Which of these meaningful, impactful events were of such a high magnitude impact that you feel you were “not quite the same person” before and after this pivotal event occurred? These Critical Life Events are your TURNING POINTS. What have yours been?
I invite you to focus on your Turning Points this week. Identify them. Share with your loved ones about one or more of them. Write about them. Draw pictures or write poetry representing their dramatic influence on your life.
I encourage you to use meditation or prayer or active imagination this week to illuminate and to REFLECT upon your Turning Points; this way you can celebrate all that you have lived through that has brought you to where you are today.
For your journaling or other modes of reflection:
- What changed for you before and after each of your Turning Points occurred?
- How did each one come about? (Did you have any choice in the matter? Was a decision involved?)
- If you could go back to one or more of these Turning Points again—with your more mature, present awareness, would you change any of them?
Why, or why not?
Or if so, HOW might you wish change the event, leading to what different results?
I welcome all of your Comments, your Insights and your Stories!