Thursday, July 25, 2013
Creating in chaos
I have been living out of a suitcase, working without a computer, firm deadlines, car trouble, remodeling projects at home, travel, unpredictable weather, nephews who throw me into the pool right in the middle of a productive writing session and a kid who's out of summer camp now–all of which affect my daily plans in many ways. All of this is enough to throw me into a spiral. I am amazed that I am keeping it together, but then I am not surprised.
My phone starts ringing around seven in the morning. Texts and messages come in throughout the day up until around eleven at night. My agenda is jammed packed with appointments, lunches and meetings. My to-do list is long, really long. There's no time to waste. Even so, I made time for two dates this week–with someone else, and one date by myself with the artist in me. So instead of meditating in the morning, I am meditating at night as well. Instead of yoga in the morning, I added another shot of yoga at night–right before bed. That extra bit of yoga releases all the tension that accumulates during the day. The extra meditation, helps me breathe and tap into my creativity–for art, for solutions, for juggling. I am creating in chaos.
I am a believer. I share my chaotic story with you in the hopes that it will inspire you to slow down, to reach within for strength and guidance. Meditation builds you up. Having loving intentions in all you do makes everything you do very rewarding and feeling grateful for each challenge and opportunity puts everything into perspective and makes everything possible. Today is a good day to give it a try. If you have too much to do, too much to take care of, too many worries and too many pressures, try stopping for a few moments to be still and quiet. In calmness and silence you will find what you need to endure.