Taking It Off Autopilot
What would you do if you didn’t know what you were supposed to be doing?
Left to your own devices, where would you land?
If you didn’t know that you needed to shop for dinner, or that your sister wanted you to call, or that you should catch up on emails … what would you do if you didn’t know those things?
If you were working from a completely clean slate, what would you choose?
What’s calling you, that you aren’t hearing because you’re doing what you always do? (Or doing what’s expected, required, or planned.)
And how would you do it if you didn’t know how it was done?
If you didn’t know that this is how you make the money, or that this is how you vacation, how would you do it?
If you didn’t know how you exercise, or how you date, or how you love, what would it look like instead?
What if you forgot what you wanted?
If all of your old desires fell away, what new dreams would reveal themselves?
Sometimes they’re the same; sometimes not. Sometimes we hold on to desires that have expired, without noticing we grew out of them.
What music or people or things would you listen to if you didn’t know what you listened to? What would you read and what would you watch if you didn’t already know what you read and what you watch?
And what would you think if you didn’t know what to think?
If your mind were free to go wherever it could, where would you take it?
What are you not knowing because of what you already know?
If you didn’t know your ex was a jerk, or that school is boring, or that politics is pointless, what might you know instead?
What would you love if you were free to love all of it?
What does your spirit love that you haven’t said yes to?
Sometimes we get tripped up by old expectations, limiting beliefs, and the thoughts of others that we mistook for our own. We forget what’s true for us, what the possibilities are, and how to hear our own guidance about getting there.
These questions can liberate from life on autopilot.
The answers we explore can move us toward authentic desire and expanded possibility.
It can reconnect us to true inspiration and unparalled joy.
Sure, autopilot has its advantages and is perfectly appropriate at times. But sometimes what we know holds us back from what can be.
Taking life off autopilot gives us even more room to play.