This is a wonderfully insightful posting
“It’s almost like an Etch-A-Sketch. You kind of shake it up and we start all over again.” ~ Eric Fehrnstrom
Such a cool childhood toy. An unsung predecessor to the iPad. Reflecting on the Etch-A-Sketch, I found it an apt metaphor for transformation, for change, for rebirthing (in a non-psychotherapy context).
With an Etch-A-Sketch you simply created a drawing by turning the two knobs simultaneously. What you created on the screen could be emblematic of anything: your potential, your beliefs, your attitude or your best stick-figure persona. As you created, you evaluated your results. (Okay, maybe as a child you weren’t evaluating but you get the point). 🙂 And if you didn’t like the results, you just turned the screen upside down, gave it a shake, and started anew.
Looking at our lives, we want:
- To feel
- To learn
- To grow
- To stretch
- To shift
- To move through
- To overcome
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