Waking Up From Our Sleepwalking – 12 Essential Insights for Emotional Sobriety

Sentence Completion Exercise

We all need to wake up. To become more self-aware. How? We wake up by unpacking the information inherent in experiences of trouble. Whenever something disturbs us emotionally, no matter the cause, there is something in us that needs tending. We need to stop blaming ourselves and others and instead approach ourselves with curiosity. More on this later. 

For now, I want to focus on helping you wake up. At the end of each of the following chapters, I provide you with a sentence completion exercise to help facilitate and promote your self-awareness. 

Here’s what I’d like you to do. Take each sentence stem and write it at the top of a piece of paper. Next, repeat it silently (or aloud) to yourself, and then complete the sentence stem with the first thought that comes to mind. Do six to ten completions for each. There are no right or wrong answers. The point in this is for you to become more aware of yourself. Emotional sobriety depends on self-awareness. 

Here we go. You can see the ‘fill in the blank’ sentences below and access/print a worksheet setup to facilitate the process.

I should ____

The trouble I’ve experienced in my life is trying to tell me ____

The voice, deep inside, of my true self is trying to tell me ____

The idea of myself that I have to give up in order to be more self-accepting is ____

The parts of me that I have trouble accepting are ______.

What I do to be loved is ______

What I do to be accepted is ____

What I do to belong is ____

I see my blueprint for the solution to my basic anxiety about life when I ____.

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