To change rapidly and repeatedly from one position, situation, or condition to another and back again.
My mind is twisted in a knot this morning, it is see-sawing back and forth between wanting to rewind my mind, my attitude and my approach to life back to a time when the day brought something new, inspiring and very fresh to
. . . the comfort of this moment now, the familiarity and “security” of knowing how things will probably pan out.
I’ve been lying to myself. I think I don’t like to be too comfortable yet I try to control it all. Perhaps if I didn’t try to command the day so much with lists, tasks, goals and the determination to “get it done” . . perhaps a few hours of letting it all go – letting life unfold. . .
The day is brand new, the possibilities are endless. Only as endless as I pave the way and invite new experiences into my life. Personal growth doesn’t come to me. I must seek it out every day.
This is beyond feeling “uncomfortable” and learning something new. Every day I am learning, growing, stretching my mind and body to learn how to film, edit, write, expand my vocabulary, create art. I break things, mess them up, get completely frustrated and spend hours trying new software programs. I fumble and fail miserably in the new fitness class. By 10 pm, I roll into the bed, collapsed from mental and sometimes physical exhaustion. I’ve squeezed the juice out of me.
I think self-awareness may begin with letting go, losing control and living life without the comfort of a “to do” list.
How about you? Do you ever yearn for a fresher approach to the day? What do you do to keep your mind open?
Side note: I have been using this crowdsourced Power Thesaurus but if you have a great writing tool, please share it. I have heard the Hemingway App is rather useful.
Reblogged this on Martin Summerhayes – A to Z of change and commented:
A great post on trying to keep your mind open to the day.
Great post. The idea of trying to live your life a day at a time, open to the events and not having a “to do” is something I strive for.
Martin – thank you so much for sharing!
I’m working on my breathing.. staying conscious of the breath seems to help one stay in the present moment, which helps the day to flow smoothly. So long as I’ve got smoothies prepped, I’m good.
Love your commitment to life!
LikeLiked by 1 person
How to get in touch with you? Someone is copying your blog.
thanks so much for letting me know. I tried to contact Rewa and I emailed you. No response yet.
Do you know this Rewa?