This is the wrap up. You may be tired of thinking about movies and books and trying to connect all these dots.
That is fine. You may want to come back to this later. What you have, however, is extremely valuable information for you.
The thing is, you have to be willing to really see what is there. It may not be obvious. In fact, you may want to enlist the help of a dear friend. Most of the time, it’s easier to connect the dots for other people, than it is to see your own stuff.
You’ve put yourself in the director’s chair. Doesn’t that feel nice? The questions you want to answer for yourself are these:
1. What is it that I would like more of in my life?
2. What is it that I would like less of in my life?
3. What do I really like about my life as it is presently constituted?
4. What annoys me about my life as it is presently constituted?
5. What is really me?
Keep writing something, anything. The good stuff will come out eventually.
The next exercise is radically different from this one — shorter, to the point, highly practical. I think it’s best to start stirring things up with a meaty exercise like the one we’ve just worked through, and then enjoy the process of harvesting its fruit.