I resist being sick. I analyze it. I fear that if I can't do what is "scheduled", my world will fall apart immediately. REALLY? It's interesting to actually state this "old belief" out loud because, afterall, it is false. The only thing that has suffered that I am aware of over the last two weeks has been my ego (and, when seen from the perspective of the couch yesterday, this is a good thing, really).
I wasn't trusting. I wasn't trusting that there is a different "ultimate" timeline than my own timeline. I wasn't "going with the flow". Although items on my to do list aren't getting completed in the time and fashion I would prefer, it's always a relief to realize (once again) that there is an abundance of time and a perfect time and place for that to-do list and more. More is an important word here. Sometimes, I get so fixated on my to do list, there isn't any wiggle room for "more".
After this time of awakening yesterday, I was contacted regarding a potential project that really excited me. I don't know if this project will even start or where the project will go, but I do know that because I had resigned myself to the couch and surrendered to (what can sometimes become) my rigid schedule, this project came to me easily, effortlessly and I experienced inspiration (yes, even from the couch).
Leo Babauta of zenhabits says,
"Go with the flow. Change is good. Change is a part of life.
We might like our routines, but there will always be something
that comes along to disrupt them. Accept that, embrace it,
and learn to flow with it. If we become too rigid,
we will break in the face of the pressures of life.
But if we learn to accommodate those changes that life throws at us,
and still head towards our goal, we’ll be happier
and we’ll get to where we want to be. "
There is, obviously, a lot more to this idea - a lot more depth than I can even begin to dig into here. I will say, though, that I had one idea for my creative commitment in March and, eventually, I needed to surrender to another variation on this idea. This "ultimate" plan turned out to be much more powerful than what I thought was better for my creative commitment this March. I also believe this "ultimate plan" was what prompted the possibility for this potential project too.
|happy EEEEAster! |
the last painting from my March Creative Commitment
6X6, acrylic on paper, available in my etsy shop