Who Am I Now?

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Process: Take a new page in your Joyality Journal and answer this question:

“Who am I?”

Write whatever comes to your mind. It can be simple free association single words or phrases, or it can be full sentences – whatever comes to you. Just make sure you start a new line for each new thought, maybe using a dot point or a star each time. Start each line with “I am…”. Do you remember doing this the first time? (Don’t peak, just do this as if it was the first time …)

For the full instructions, you can go back to Who Am I?, or simply write in your journal now.

Reflection: After you’re done writing, take a deep breath. How do you feel? Energized? Exhausted? Excited? Scared? Notice what feelings come up and try not to get attached to them. Simply let yourself feel them and breathe, letting them pass through you.

Now look back at what you have written. Try not to pass any judgment about your writing or about the impressions you get of the person you have created through this exercise. Simply notice the kinds of things you have written down. What have you focused on about yourself? Physical appearance? Relationships to others? Roles you play in life? Mental and emotional characteristics? Your place in nature? Is there a balance between these aspects or are some much further developed than others? Notice what parts of yourself you know well and what parts of yourself you don’t have much to say about. You may notice, looking back over it, that there are aspects of your person you have left out completely. That is fine. Just notice.

Also take notice of how you feel about all of that.

Just like the first time we did it, the purpose of this exercise is not to pass judgment or assign value, but simply to familiarise and connect you with who you perceive yourself to be …

However, the next part of this process is beautiful.  Look at your list a choose three things you’ve written that make you feel really great, things about yourself which radiate a sense of specialness and joy. Write them out again in a different colour, perhaps on a separate page, and decorate them with colour and drawings or symbols.

This is a page worth revisiting from time to time.

Feedback: The very last part of this process is to compare your first Who Am I? with this one! Look back at both sets of notes in your journal and compare them.  Do this in whatever way works for you …

Notice the things that have changed, the things that have stayed the same. Notice how you feel about this “new you” …

Now, even though we told you “no one else will read this”, we would be really interested in finding out how you have transformed through the Joyality Program.  So … if you feel comfortable about this, could you take a photo of each of your Who Am I’s, label one as “before” and the other as “after” and email them to the Joyality Team? (Just reply to one of the emails we sent you.) Your words will remain totally anonymous, but will form part of our research and evaluation of the program.

We also ask you to fill in our feedback survey, which will help us improve the Joyality processes and circles, as well as give you your end-of-program Joyality Score!


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