Last week, I announced here that the Consciousness Playground will be hosting a new experiment starting Sept. 6, 2016. Today, we invite your input about how to measure the experiment’s success.
Last year, when our experiment topic was money, the measure of success was simple and tangible; the goal was $3000 of unexpected income per participant and at the end, you counted your dough. Pretty straightforward.
This time, however, our new experiment topic is pain and measuring improvement may be more complex. So we thought we’d turn to you for your thoughts and wisdom.
To grease the wheels, think back on your own experience of pain during the last 3 months. (And yes, I use the term ‘pain’ without defining it at this point. Let it mean whatever it means to you right now.)
Let’s say that a very good listener asks you to describe the pain you felt over the last 90 days. You pour out your story, including lots of details. What the pain felt like, how often you felt it and what life was like for you when it was there. You even discuss things you’ve never been prompted to consider before like how the pain affected your relationships. How it influenced what you ate, how much energy you had and even what you thought about the future.
At the end of your conversation, your interviewer calls in the 4 Pain Experiment co-leaders, Ken Graydon, Rodney and Janice Dietert and me.
We say, “We believe every unwanted experience you just described about your pain is changeable… by you. We’re so sure, in fact, we want to work with you for 3 months to improve your pain. And right now, all we need to know is, “At the end, will we know we were successful?”
So, since all that is actually true, we invite you to answer our question by leaving a comment below.
Said another way, the question we’d love for you to answer below is, “At the end of the upcoming 4-month Pain Experiment, what changes might you be experiencing that indicate the experiment was a success?”
We look forward to hearing your response.
Imagine, muse and anticipate away!