Friday, April 4, 2008

5 questions to ask yourself to find
your latent talents and interests

As the soul takes over your personality, your interests are likely to change, as well as your values, motivations, and actions. You may also find new talents emerging from within, things you may not have suspected you knew how to do.

1. What interests and activities have I been doing, in one form or another, since I was a small child? How might these evolve to the next level?

2. What interests and activities engage me so thoroughly that I lose track of time? How can I integrate more of these into my work? And what other things, that I normally gloss over, could become abiding interests if I gave them the same kind of attention?

3. How much of what I do during any given week focuses primarily on my senses? Make a list of your activities that involve sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell. Then add at least ten more possible ways to experience each sense. Try doing some of them and see what new ideas they generate.

4. What are my main activities, talents, skills, and interests? If I combined two or more of these at the same time, what might that look like? What new experience might be generated? What activities would provide me with an experience where I can use multiple parts of myself at once?

5. What five new things would I like to study? What five new places would I like visit? What five new books would I like to read? What five new experiences would I like to have? What five new kinds of people would I like to meet? What five new creative projects would I like to undertake? What five new habits in myself would I like to develop?

This material is copyrighted by Penney Peirce, from The Intuitive Way, second edition