For the past few months I’ve made the conscious decision to get up by 5am each morning. I’ve started the day with various activities including meditation, hot yoga and simple tasks I need to catch up on in order to stay somewhat ahead in this game called life.
Today was no exception. Naturally, I awoke at 4:44am and began with a cup of green tea. Next I went on with knocking out the tasks needed to make sure I could keep this blog up and running. I realize its been almost a year since I posted anything, but I have been feeling a bit of a tug to write again.
My focus this week is on the uncontrollable forces of life. So many variables are pushing at me these days and I thought I would share my theory on when we should allow ourselves to be leaves on the wind.
My theory is this: If forces are pushing us to better ourselves (i.e. be a better artist, companion, parent, worker, etc.), I believe we should just let go and roll with it. Sometimes this is hard, but this is the precise moment creative thinking can benefit us. I’ve found that in most cases, forces taking us out of our comfort zone make us better. However, there are times when your gut tells you forces are simply trying to push you out of the way with no concern for your well being. It is in these rare times we must stand firm and simply push back.
Creativity is a muscle, in my humble opinion, and exercising it regularly gives us the strength we need to understand the difference between letting go and pushing back. This is why we draw, paint, write, bake, garden, design. Creativity hones us. Trust your gut, my friends.