I look back on the past three months and I can see how writing helped me through. It was the thread of sanity that I clang to. I know that they say hind sight is 20/20, but really, I’ve never thought of it from an emotional standpoint. While I’m going through the feelings, I rarely interpret them as well as I do looking back.
There’s a lot to be said for living in the moment. I’ve learned it again and again. Most of my frustration comes from my impatience for obtaining what life has to offer. The world is now a place where nearly everything we could ever want is at our finger tips- and this has done nothing for my patience. Taking time to enjoy every detail of every experience, every feeling, and every sight without getting distracted is hard! MINDFULNESS!
I once read about a person doing the dishes and enjoying every detail of it. It takes some imagination, but even the mundane, day-to-day tasks should be appreciated for what they’re worth. Although, I haven’t quite mastered an appreciation for cleaning the toilet. Yuck!
My whole rambling, incoherent, round about way of learning sometimes, usually, eventually works. It just takes time.
“The creative individual cannot grow up because he keeps growing.”
-Eric Hoffel From his book: On The Road