The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium. — Norbet Platt
There’s a creative activity I like to engage in that allows me to walk away from a quote with a greater benefit than merely having viewed words with a quick scan of the eye. I call it “In Two Words”.
When I post a quote I encourage you to join with me and consider the quote long enough to formulate a response “in two words”.
Once you have a two-word answer you may find yourself moving beyond that response to clarify and to add your voice on the topic. That’s okay, but try to get that two-word answer first.
Have you ever tried anything like this? What have you tried? Has it worked well for you? I’m always open to learning new ideas for contemplative practice. I hope you’ll share with me.