Taking TA examples to inquiry

 

When I find turnaround examples – why the turnaround is as or more true than the initial statement – I sometimes take them to inquiry later on.

Sometimes, examples seem simple, real and genuine. Other times, I have a sense they come from (stressful) assumptions and beliefs.

And it doesn’t really matter. Either way, these are thoughts it can be interesting and helpful to investigate further.

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Sometimes, it can be interesting to take examples of turnarounds to inquiry.

When I find examples, I do look for the ones who seem the most real, simple and genuine. And at times, others surface that seem based on assumptions and beliefs, so instead of censoring out these I can make a note of them and take them to inquiry later.

Both of these types of examples can be very interesting material for inquiry.

What are the assumptions and beliefs behind the example, and what do I find when I take a closer look?

Here are some examples:

Yesterday, in a small inquiry group, we did a popcorn style inquiry on the thought I don’t want to live like this, each one from a situation where we remember/imagine we had that thought.

One turnaround is I do want to live like this. 

One example that seemed genuine is that I am still here, I didn’t take my own life, so I do want to live like this.

Another example which seemed based on a belief is that it makes me feel alive, it’s not boring, I get to be a drama queen.

And one that seems somewhere in the middle is that I want to see what happens next.

 

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