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Acknowledgement Part 2: Exercise

Here is the first acknowledgement exercise. It probably won’t take you more than 5 minutes and it’s extremely simple.

The goal is to train you to spot both sides of the basic conflict even when presented with only one side of the equation.

For example, lets say you have this reality:
“I can’t afford my rent!”
3 possible wishes are:
1. I wish I could afford my rent
2. I wish I had a free apartment
3. I wish my landlord would be more understanding.

For “I’m so hopeless that I have no wishes” you can do:
1. I wish I wasn’t so hopeless that I didn’t have any wishes
2. I wish I wasn’t depressed
3. I wish I cared about life

Now as you notice the first wish is always the opposite of the reality. So for “my pet died” we have “I wish my pet didn’t die”. For “X”, then the wish is “Not X”

The other wishes are really based on what the person themselves feels. And so it might be “I wish I had time to say goodbye” or that might feel completely irrelevant. It all depends on if that wish is there or not. No one outside the person can know that.

And so with that, here is the exercise.

In the comments section give 3 realities in our life that you don’t like. It can be a Big Deal like ‘My Mom is dead’ or something small like ‘I’m out of beer’. For each of the 3 realities, write 3 wishes that you sense are there. The first wish is always “I wish not X”, as for the other 2, notice what you have inside of you and write that.

So 3 realities, and then 3 wishes per reality. I will be watching the comments and letting you know how you did (and helping out if you get stuck).


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2 Responses to “Acknowledgement Part 2: Exercise”

  1. Dean says:

    Mine are embarrassing to me but I’m going to do it anyway.

    “I don’t have a job”
    1. I wish I had a job
    2. I wish I had prestige and respect
    3. I wish I enjoyed what I do for a living

    “I live in my parent’s basement”
    1. I wish I didn’t live in my parent’s basement
    2. I wish I didn’t feel the need to lie when I go on dates
    3. I wish I didn’t have others judging me

    “I threw away a lot of money in a bad investment”
    1. I wish I didn’t throw away a lot of money in a bad investment
    2. I wish I still had my money
    3. I wish I wasn’t the type of person who makes dumb investments

    • Joe K Fobes says:

      I really like your response. It’s perfectly executed.

      Kudos on the guts to post something embarrassing.

      Next post gets to what ya can actually do to help the basic conflict get resolved (and it comes with n exercise).

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