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When I am creative…

  • I look for ways to improve the lives of others.
  • I seek solutions to things that are not working.
  • I build on what is working.
  • I am in harmony with the present.
  • I acknowledge the sensations in my body.
  • I am a good steward of what I already have.
  • I am outcome independent.
  • I act before planning.
  • I am responsible.
  • I observe.
  • I love.
  • I build.

When I am reactive…

  • I strive to maintain the image others have of me.
  • I am defeated by the things that are not working.
  • I am blind to things that are working.
  • I reject the present.
  • I resist what my body is saying to me.
  • I look for the next best thing.
  • I am attached to outcome.
  • I plan before acting.
  • Others are responsible.
  • I label.
  • I am indifferent.
  • I burn.

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Originally published at alexmathers.net on August 15, 2017.