derek listen to your breathing. your heart is pumping out of your chest. did you just run a race? why are you in such a craze? did something happen?
no i just woke up. i woke up wondering. i woke up inspired to write but uncertain where to begin.
ok, let's get to a place where you can really enjoy the process of writing. we want to make it easy and fun for you.
take a moment (a beautiful moment) and close your eyes. soft and sweet. a kiss of life caresses your spirit.
start to focus on your breathing
in and out,
in and out.
breathe for a moment longer before continuing
do not go any further
are you still reading and not breathing?
why is it that the eye continues down the page without actively participating in this simple and important exercise? and why is the mind is still engaged in critical analysis?
my own mind wants more, it doesn't want to slow down. it doesn't want to take the time to pay attention. it is strictly focused on outcome. it wants achievements. it wants satisfaction from others. it wants, it wants, it wants. and it wants it NOW.
but what then?
slow down your breathing. reflect. listen.
a (great big) smile interrupts my pattern of breathing. i was just about to get silent too.
you are a creature of habit. you crave attention. you desire significance and importance from others. by doing more, you feel you are entitled to "their" approval. you even go so far as to rate how you feel based on your ability to do things.
you could not be farther from the truth.
remember you are a human being. you are not a human doing. rejoice in your beingness. suspend your need to do anything in order to feel good.
happiness is not a result of more doing.