Sep 292013
 

Last week I had the brilliant idea of writing every Sunday as a way to ensure I brought purposeful attention to writing and KitchenTableWisdom.com

A quick look at the last post shows how unsuccessful I was.

Even funnier is the last post shows how I managed to skip right past August and now nearly pole vaulting September.

Where does the time go?

If I could even catch a glimpse of time I’d follow right behind out the window to see where it flies.

I suspect I’d have all the time in the world upon reaching the final destination.

 

Tiki TimeCan’t you just picture all those seconds lounging on a sunny beach somewhere with umbrella drinks in hand.

Hours playing volleyball, months out para-sailing and years singing karaoke in the tiki hut bar.

 

But what if we’re supposed to follow time out the window, to stop measuring ourselves against lines, numbers and letters on paper.

I notice I’m most productive when I forget about time.

There’s a shift from an external, yet self-induced pressure to listening more deeply within.

What’s important shows itself more readily in the presence of less noise.

 

Through this lens, the days behind me take on a much different perspective.

Much has been accomplished when I look at what’s happened without the sequence of time.

 

Jul 312013
 

Whew – a last chance to write in July. One square on the calendar. But not empty.

When I look back July won’t be empty.

At least on the calendar of posts.

 

Because July has been quite a ride I will be glad not to live through again.

I could, and would, but really don’t have to. Or need to. Or want to.

 

The insights will remain and applied.

Time now to move forward, not stay in the past.

 

Spotlight

 

Here is the catch up on posts made over at sister site FollowYourLight.com and BlissHabits.com

 

Gratitude

Thankful For Now And Then

 

Moxie

You Are The Way Through

Moxie In The Moments

 

Humility

Humility From The Heart

When We Just Are

 

Surprise

Cracked Open

Look No Further

 

And how could I pass up the opportunity to take a look back over the 13 weeks to see what could be seen in Hanging Out On Hiatus.

 

One lone square. But there it is. Tethered between after and before.

Whew.

Jun 012013
 

After the protracted time I had writing about passion, taking a dive into whimsy was as good as splashed with cool water on a hot summer day.

I appreciate more than ever my whimsical nature. Tapping into the lighter side of life helps break the flow of spiraling energy.

And it’s just plain fun to be silly at times for no reason at all.

Or try something different at the drop of a dime.

 

The freedom we seek really is just a whim away.

A Dogs Life

 

 

May 232013
 

I still can’t believe the difficulty I had finding inspiration to write about passion this week.

Seriously? I have a ton to say and yet nothing flowed or gained traction.

Not the right time I could only tell myself.

Answers Not Always Ahead

 

What became clearer, however, was the remembrance not every answer is found by barreling in head on.

The more attention I paid to passion, the more I shut down.

The more I shut down, the harder I barreled in.

 

Only when I turned my thoughts elsewhere did I see a flash here or a snippet there of where passion flowed.

Then just as quickly they vanished the moment I tried to see what appeared.

The less I paid direct attention, the more I saw.

 

Only in a desperate attempt to start somewhere did I clue in at the end of sentence two as to what was wanting to be written – having no clear path forward.

The second dive into passion was no easier. Starting out with only the word ‘complacency’ as direction, the full message remained frustratingly just out of reach until well into evening – passion keeps us from settling for what we have now because there is so much more ahead in who we can be.

 

Of course, now with the pressure off, the flow around passion has much more more ease.

We like to think straight ahead feels much nicer, but isn’t always the most fruitful direction to be traveled.

May 172013
 

I’ve been hyper-aware of creativity this week thanks to the spotlight shone by Bliss Habits.

Taking an honest look at my own story around who I am creatively caused me to see anew what creativity really is – a vibration, an energy, a flow.

Not the end or a beginning, not a process or result. Those are best left for derivative words like creator, creation and create.

Which doesn’t make them less, just different. More facets of Continue reading »

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