So, Dungeon Prompts is back. Yea! This prompt is Motivation. Hmm now that is thought provoking. I am certain that my motivations are usually not that admirable. Just from my perspective I see motivation can come from either polarity; Good/Bad.
I have been motivated to clean house by a vase of fresh flowers, for some reason the beauty of the flowers wants its surroundings to equal its beauty. Otherwise it takes having guest over. Recently I was motivated to put a sheet down over my bed, to clean the disgusting filth from the blades of the ceiling fan, but it took guest coming over for a holiday get together. I was just not self-motivated to get up there and clean that crud. But when it came to thinking, “OMG, they may judge me?” I cleaned it. Why wasn’t I self-motivated to clean that for myself?
Too stop excessive behavior, or to lose weight, our jeans have to be too tight, or we suffer some health issue or scare. For me to be motivated to great change usually takes a catalyst, much like in the chemical reaction, motivation requires a catalyst.
Right now this moment I am thinking about required motivation. What will motivate me to take down all these Christmas decorations? The house will not be more cheerful, the garage will not be excited to have them back, I just can’t find a motivation. I guess it will have to be having guest over later in the month, and a fear of being judged as lazy.
Sometimes like the vase of fresh flowers, I can be motivated by motivations sister, inspiration. Inspiration from art, music, poetry, nature, a film, there are so many possible positive catalysts.
Chemicals are a catalyst. I don’t know about yawl, but coffee is the reason I get out of bed in the morning. Now would a wiser choice in catalyst be a breath taking walk in nature? Yes, but….
I suppose while considering this prompt, I did some introspection, therefore a very beneficial prompt. My conclusion is that we must consciously choose our catalyst to motivation, because if we don’t, some aspect of self, or karma flowing like a river will make a choice. It would be prudent for me to choose motivation catalyst, and not allow fear to be a catalyst.
This year is a 7, in numerology. It brings to mind The Chariot, of the Major Arcana in tarot. The Rider Waite deck image has the symbolism that best exemplifies what the card means to me. (Guess now I have my image.) The charioteer stands in front of the two polarities, to balance them, to drive the chariot forward. Just an image that always come to mind when relating to making conscious choices, not to mention it is a 7.
So it is certainly a good idea to observe the things that motivate me from moment to moment. What is motivating you?
Happy New Year Dungeon Prompts!