Grand Experiment, Anyone?
In my book Scooch! I wrote about my experiment with the idea that it might be a friendly Universe. Starting so broadly (the whole Universe!) naturally took me to smaller-scale experiments in life about … anything.
So why experiments and what constitutes grand?
I’m pretty enamored of the idea that all of life and any aspect of life is or can be an experiment. Looks to me like it’s closer to the truth (how much do we really know for sure?) and everything loosens up a bit and feels better if you know (admit?) you’re experimenting.
Since I’m no scientist, I think of experiments as playful and fun, not serious and scary. As a life coach, I encounter people’s fears and the self-generated pressure that we human beings typically put on others or on circumstances until we realize we’re in charge of whether we opt in for pressure or not. I’m in favor of setting things up and cultivating mindsets for maximum spaciousness and ease. Hence, experiments!
Here are some ways to think of experiments:
Why a grand experiment? I do like to say, If you’re going to bother experimenting at all, make it a grand experiment.
The following could make a simple, humble experiment very grand indeed:
(Need some support with questioning thoughts or reframing?)
(Need help choosing or holding your focus?)
(Need help following a path of least resistance and/or choosing ease and forcing nothing?)
(Need help reeling it all in when you’re discouraged or distressed?)
Have fun with your grand experiments.
Love & blessings, Jaya
P.S. Hey, now you know why I would set up dating as a grand experiment. Check out (and send single friends to) my current 90-minute course, part 1 coming up again on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 8 pm ET (by Zoom video conference—you control your video settings; audio replay comes to those who sign up).
Part 2 will take place for the first time on Monday, Nov. 4, 8 pm ET.
Why a dating program on Oct 29, 8 pm ET? (Note this is part 1, repeated. Part 2 happens for the first time on Nov 4.)