Writing for me is not a very natural thing. I openly admit that words are not my thing. I am very much better with communicating in person, tactile 3d objects and visual things. Oddly I have been accused of speaking English as a second language quite a number of times, usually after someone has read an essay I have written. So for future reference if you become a regular blog reader- English IS my first and ONLY language. So sorry in advance for any poor or inappropriate writing…
With the intention of launching my jewellery label and to help me with my poor literary skills I recently enrolled in a short course on writing for social media. It turned out to be a more of a blogging seminar. I walked away with the desire to have a blog about inspiration! My idea was to post a photographic image I had taken along with personal writings about an artist, a business person, a writer, designer, filmmaker, thinker, philosopher. Like a tribute to someone who has changed the way I view the world. I want to hopefully introduce readers to the things I love and inspire me. This week I have chosen Eckhart Tolle and yoga.
In the last few years yoga and meditation have become really important to me. When I do regular yoga and meditation a strange thing happens. I stop procrastinating, I get creative, focused, calm, rise to challenges, relationships are easy and time just flows. Eckhart Tolle and Yoga have changed my life. But like everything it needs to be consistent over longer periods. If I don’t make time for yoga, forget to meditate, if I worry about the past and future things quickly become chaotic.
I have already really struggled with the commitment of writing a blog post. I have put off writing this second blog post for over a month. I go into a weird panic as I try to write, I get up, I pace the room, I clean, go to the fridge, check my list of things to do and I read and rewrite this post. Voices in my head - “It doesn’t make sense!!” “there are more important things to do” “Will people like it?” “Just get it done!”
“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.” Eckhart Tolle
“If you choose to see everything as a miracle, then where you are right now is perfect. There is nowhere to run to; there is nothing else to do except be in this moment and allow what is to be. From that place of radical acceptance, major change can happen. The first step in any transformational experience is acceptance and surrender to the present moment, the way that it is. From that place we have the awareness, humility and power to change what is.” “True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” — Aadil Palkhivala“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” B.K.S. Iyengar
Once a week writing this blog is a good challenge to myself. I don’t want to beat myself up for not doing it or writing badly. I want to reinspire myself once a week with the things and people that make me excited about living. I want to share these things with other people. Maybe my blog is another way to check in, to stay present, to have perspective.
Breathe and just enjoy the writing.
Thanks for visiting and I hope that you will come back and join me on my blogging journey :)