A quick post (if my photos ever upload!) to acknowledge the power of quiet within on a crazy Black Friday/ Cyber Monday weekend of frantic buying and advertsing. I'm racing to write this and publish it before a midnight shift but it may not work. I wanted almost to remind myself, my future self, that it can pay to play first. That it's worth going to the silence, to quieten things before looking at what needs to be done. Ground and centre first. This is our Rumi quote for this month: Let silence take you to the core of life.
Today I had too much to do and was feeling overwhelmed and my back was twinging, forcing me to be slow and methodical in moving so i didn't damage it further--a surefire way of my body making me slow down, telling me I had too much on my plate. So i decided to play first. To paint, to create a new moon painting from my new moon vow to embrace spontaneity and to hold on tight. That painting is well under way. Then I looked at my computer, so slow and with five tabs open. I restarted it. A quiet moment, waiting waiting...then it booted up, faster than before. And I began to write, what I had put off doing all day. But the writing flowed easily. My characters delighted and surprised me! Tomorrow I can pick it up again and finish it and send it off to my LUNA group who are meeting at my house on Monday. It's late. But it'll be done. I'll have produced something. From the silence, something fruitful happened.
Take a moment and relax. Let the beauty of this moment...and now this one...surround and delight you.
Welcome! I'm Sue Blott: a writer of all things, a poet at heart, mom, wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, tea drinker, tai chi-er, mystic, artist, dreamer...and now a blogger! This is my world.