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Journaling and creative writing exercise – the thistle and the bug

thistle and the bug

Watch this short video. It only contains 3 images. One is of a thistle in glorious colour, then dead and then closed with a bug attached to it.

Try to imagine that you are the thistle:-

  • What is your life like?
  • How do you grow?
  • Where do you thrive?
  • Why are you structured the way that you are?
  • What is the process from full bloom to dying?
  • What do you think of the bug that has landed on you?

Now become the bug, you are flying around minding your own business, when you come across an inviting plant:-

  • What happens next?
  • How does it feel to be trapped and unable to escape?
  • If you could escape, how would you?

Be careful where you choose to rest, you may not be able to escape your fate. Choose your focus wisely and create your own destiny.

Have fun and use your imagination. Close your eyes after watching the video and get really connected to the plant and then the bug. What do you you see, feel, smell, hear and sense. Which would you prefer to be and why?

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Jacqui Malpass

Inspiring you to connect to your voice and discover your inspirational message so that you can 'write the right book for right now', and build an incredible personal brand. Book writing coach | Book editor | Rock your brand strategist

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Irene Brankin - May 30, 2015

Fantastic, Jacqui – lovely, creative and informative about ourselves. You are inspiring – thank you, Irene

    Jacqui Malpass - May 30, 2015

    Thank you. I love my early morning walks and discovering new things, not only about what is around me, but what is inside of me.

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