Wouldn’t it be wonderful if, as you’re reading this post, you experience a sense of ease with life, hope for the future, and excitement that you’re making the world a better place.
At OAASIS, it’s common for us to make “wouldn’t it be wonderful” statements. We do this intentionally. Neuroscience indicates that making statements like this engages language centers found in different areas of the brain, allowing people to relate to themselves and each other with more warmth, compassion, and curiosity. You might want to give it a try. Anything goes with a “wouldn’t it be wonderful” statement, even if it seems impossible (one of my favorites is: wouldn’t it be wonderful if every time someone sneezes, survivors become safer, people become less racist, and every structure that oppresses people becomes more equitable).
As we enter into a new year and new decade, we wanted to share some of the “wouldn’t it be wonderful” statements that OAASIS staff are bringing to our work. We created this 2020 calendar that you can download, print, and share.
Here’s to a wonderful new year and new decade!