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My exercise class is a group of women from the community who were instructed early on and who now self-direct. It makes for a fun time with all the conversational buzz that goes on without necessity to mind the teacher.
My mind began racing for the keyboard when a woman in the circle declared herself in the middle of a writing project when asked what she had been doing. Her response to a question about her book could have come straight from my head. “Oh no,” she said, “I’m not going there. Talking saps the energy from writing.”
I about think about this often when I have an inspiration for any of my blogs. I can almost have written a post in my head, but if I talk to someone about it, the concept dissipates. There is no more impetus to write about it.
I also know that if I seclude myself, my thoughts may become circular. It is my connection with others that stimulates my thoughts. I examine myself because of my actions and reactions when with others. I cannot truly know myself in solitude. And yet there is this part of me that I begin to withhold in that instant when a germ of an idea surfaces in my mind. I am no long totally present socially as I water the seeds of creativity within my mind.
Ah, the ever-present question: Do I be social or do I write. I have not firmly landed on either side of this internal debate.
¡Que sera, sera!
“Everything I desire is within me.” 21-Day Meditation Challenge…Chopra Center
Evidently I struggle with scarcity mentality. I wouldn’t have thought it.
Chopra’s “Abundance” meditations have opened up a new world for me. I am free to follow a path of expectation of the best.
I thought I was already doing that.
Until I found this freedom in realizing that I have an abundance of time to write.
Until my skewed perception of my body floated throughout my day in the most unflattering of ways which created wonky attitudes about what I can and cannot eat.
Until I recognized that my belief that I have an abundance of energy propels me out the door for my walk. And that my love of the fall can encompass picking up leaves in the neighbor’s yard to feed the worms in my garden.
Until I comprehended that abundance is available everywhere; especially in my mind and heart.
Until I accepted that if I forget that I have abundance…I have an abundance of teachers to remind me.