Anchoring the high points looks at how we might disconnect from positive seasons of our lives because as that season ends, it may now become a painful memory. It may even have been too good to fit into the grid of our every day normal life. If we separate memories in this way we lose some value of whatever it is we experienced.
What would it look like if we brought home everything we experienced? The highs and the lows, these need to be processed and not filtered out because both are a part of the same journey. It is all a part of me.
If you experience something big that later fades all too quickly, it can be that the experience is emotionally linked with a person that doesn't live everyday life. Is there a you on the mountaintop and a you in the valley?
If you have a special events folder, perhaps it is time to put them back on your timeline where they belong. Combine this with your savoring and anchoring them all in place. These events are a part of the whole continuum of life, as much a part as folding the laundry or doing the dishes.
The goal is to carry the richness from our experiences forward into our every day life.
Having read the chapter, Anchoring the High Points, what are your thoughts and emotions that bubble up? How do you relate to what is being described?
How do we sometimes react to the really good things that happen to us?
Explore two high points of your life and how you processed the transition back to “normal” life. Did you bring those experiences with you?
What can you do to anchor the past high points? Pick one and go through the process. Describe what you feel or see.
How can you approach upcoming good events differently?
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