of 100 Things
is an excellent exercise that can be adapted
to any topic at any time. The entirety of
the exercise is to find a topic, or ask a
question, and then write out 100 responses
to that question.
For example, what are 100 things that frighten
you? What are 100 things that anger you? What
are 100 things that happened when you were
a child? What are 100 things that you enjoy?
You can pick the topic and make it relative
to whatever is being experienced at the time.
The purpose of such a long list is to take
sufficient time to get past the surface obvious
answers to your question and to get into the
deeper more subconscious answers to your question.
Plus, the self expression and self revelation
required to do this exercise make it an interesting
It is best to complete the list in one sitting,
if at all possible. Write your answers as
quickly as possible, and don’t worry
if an answer gets repeated more than once.
The repetition of an answer can imply that
that particular issue is truly bigger than
many of the other issues listed.
To make this an exercise in system communication,
allow and encourage the other parts of your
system to participate in the making of the
list of 100 things.
process the information that has surfaced
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