Decision making

“Who can really say how decisions are made, how emotions change, how ideas arise? We talk about inspiration; about a bolt of lightning from a clear sky, but perhaps everything is just as simple and just as infinitely complex as the processes that make a particular leaf fall at a particular moment. That point has been reached, that’s all. It has to happen, and it does happen.” 

John Ajvide Lindqvist

Ironically, I am a few days late for this week’s discussion on decision making as life is a little bit hectic leading up to closing for the Christmas/New Year period.  In my less busy moments, I have been thinking about planning sessions or groups for next year and what could that look like?

This has been from a variety of sources and has been mulling around my mind for some time.  I enrolled in some training (self-paced) some time ago on mindfulness and my plan was to complete this in my free time whilst at home on leave.  I have also recently purchased some books on expressive art therapy, and this is forming some vague idea in my mind, as I wonder how this may occur in practice and more specifically – my practice.  How could I incorporate this in my current space or within the community space?  So, my decision-making process is investigating the possibility and viability of this and what and how this could happen.  Who could I bring in to assist, what supplies would I need and where and when could this happen?  So many thoughts are going through my head to try and solve these questions. I sat down yesterday and wrote a few notes and realised that I already have a number of supplies and training – such as Sensorimotor and DRUMBEAT.  I also have many magical Djembe drums which are great fun for a session or two!

Interestingly, this quote popped up and this is the process that has happened over time, all the trainings that I have attended, all the books being read.  Perhaps – when the timing is right – all the answers will be there.  Perhaps this decision is like a leaf falling in Autumn and it will happen when the time is right, and I should trust the process?

This is definitely NOT a bolt of lightning moment for me!  This decision-making process is a much longer and thoughtful process – who knows if it will eventuate?  The process is about learning and being curious and open to the possibilities of what may or could happen.