Thursday, June 26, 2014

Writing about Nothing with Practise

It’s all about the practise. If you want to be a painter, you must paint. If you want to be a runner, you must run. If you want to be a yogi/yogini, get to class. If you want to be a writer, you must write.

What are you willing to do and what do you joyously look forward to do on a regular basis to become the new You?

We each have things we love to do. We might put aside time to do these things as a reward to ourselves at the end of a busy week. Or when we have a few "extra" minutes, we squeeze something we love in to give us some of this soul time. 

I have a friend who specializes in slow-cooker meals. She has gathered a shelf-full of recipe books that she pours over often. She is our go-to person if one of us is searching out a slow-cooker meal. She has become an expert. She experiments, she tweaks, she shares her knowledge, she makes Magic.

I sometimes think that I have nothing to write about. And each time, I am wrong! When my fingers hit the keyboard or I am sitting with my companion journal, the words flow without censor. The reason for this is obvious, I love to write.

If you had a free morning, afternoon or evening, what would you choose to do with that space in time? It’s up to you, only you truly know what makes your heart sing. Only you know what you would rather not do, and realize that what you choose not to do is a reflection of you also. 

If you rather not sit at a gathering with people you don’t like or respect, please don’t! You’ll not only be awarding yourself the gift of time to do something you’d rather be doing, but you’re giving them a gift too. Let that seat be filled with someone who has a passion for attending. So now that’s actually three gifts. Each one given the freedom to be with like-minded people or in solitude.

Keep painting, running, writing, cooking, teaching or whatever else makes your heart open with generosity. There is only one You, don’t deprive the world of what you have to offer. Keep practising this and let me know about the opportunities that start to materialize. Practise makes Magic.

Thanks to my friend G. for this beautiful pen, it gives me another reason to write.

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