What would be life giving?

One of my colleagues begins meetings and conversations about projects with the question:  What would be life giving?
So, when faced with a challenging project or task, I remember to ask,  “ How might I or we approach this project or conversation in a way that is life giving?”
The question invites me to expand rather than to contract, to look up and out, rather than down and away.
Take a breath and allow that breath to expand your energy up and out.  On  your exhale follow your breath,  like a ribbon of light,  through you and into the earth.  Be aware of the space around you.  Be aware of the space within you.  Ask yourself , “What would be life giving in this moment?”
  Inhale…. and on a long, slow exhale, listen to the response.