Work load building up. Two though subjects to teach tomorrow. Papers to mark. Paperwork beginning to pile up. What should I do, postpone my writing? Nope, but today it’s going to be a short one. I am only human. In fact, less is more, right? At least more people may ready this. Even the lazy ones. If you haven’t read my first post yet, I would like to invite to read it and make comments. The core of message was: I believe we should learn ourselves, observe ourselves and live up to our strengths.
I started my writing challenge on the ‘wrong foot’, I reckon. That is because I had a plan. Was I suppose to have a plan? Nope. Do I believe we should have a plan? Sometimes. But, definitely not for creative work. Original thoughts struggle with plans. With little time, I ended up editing the juice out of the post. Rookie mistake. Although, I will keep re-writing previous posts and improving them as time allows (or as I learn not to see time as a limitation).
I think with little inspiration, we end up bringing back what is known to us, or what has worked in the past. Even though some topics were important to our personal development, we got to be careful not to present them out of context. Felt the pressure to deliver and lost the flow. I need to easy my way into the challenge. I am writing for fundamental reasons, not for instrumental ones.
So, I’ve learned. With another excellent mistake. I make so many mistakes. Almost daily. Sometimes, almost hourly. But I make them. I’ve been learning to value vulnerability. Not enough people make themselves vulnerable nowadays, why is that? If we are not vulnerable it means we are comfortable, right? It could also mean we know it all, but that is nearly IMPOSSIBLE.
Reflecting on why I am writing, I realised I am after a work of art. Not simply after well crafted articles or to increase blog readership. I am not after the end result. I am after the feeling of producing art. I’ve done it before and I want to do it again. I want to find my art and live it daily. Some say, finding your art may it takes years. More than 10 thousand hours to fully master a skill. To work effortlessly and produce beautiful pieces of art may take more than 10 thousand hours! I don’t know if that is true. It may take that long, but I don’t care. I am ready to put down the hours.
After all, I want to feel like I am feeling now, in a state of ‘think-lessly, a state of ‘writing-fully’ and ‘judge-lessly’.
Is it really a long road or are we already there? Who knows…
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