Monday, 21 April 2014
Sunday, 20 April 2014
Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Friday, 14 February 2014
Working on this
I know I’m losing focus when I’m constantly jumping around from task to task.
This is a “red flag” for me — a sign that I’m doing something wrong. You’ve done it too: switching from one browser tab to another, opening various emails and other messages, checking on this and that. No focus, lots of stress, lots of mental exhaustion without really getting anything done.
It means that I’ve lost myself in a chain of endless distraction, and am not truly conscious of what I’m doing.
When this red flag shows itself, I have a few simple solutions:
The practice of simplifying, clearing things away and staying with what I’m doing is incredibly useful, and something I haven’t mastered yet.
In my experience, it’s a process of letting go, and accepting.
Letting go of all the little urges to be up-to-date, to be in-the-know, to do everything, to say yes to everything.
And accepting this present moment as it is, and staying with it.
This letting go and accepting, by the way, is the secret to happiness and peace. It’s worth practicing.
Here are some things I DID focus on recently:
Thursday, 30 January 2014
A day sent working with Yvonne Flavell was rather like the title of this post suggests. We worked with shading of thread in varying degrees from the bobbin. Liberating and a way I shall explore further in translation of the drawn mark to fabric.
Further exploration since Saturday:
Thursday, 23 January 2014
calm and happy
I am working to consider before any decision "will this action that I am considering get me closer to the kind of life I want to live or further from it?"
It's not always about the line of least resistance;
an easy trek in the wrong direction is ultimately harder than a steady uphill climb to the right destination.
Is peace merely the absence of war
or tranquility despite the conflict
contentment despite the imperfections?
Happiness is a choice
Acceptance of whatever arises
... and letting go
Thank you Timber Hawkeye for your input
Thank you to Smartie our cat for your example in "being".
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
At what it is all for.
Moving from productivity and end result
Into a place of productivity in process
Shifting the emphasis
Pleasure in learning the technique
Honing being in the moment
In all the depth that it offers.
Into that infinite microcosm
that is the moment.
And the discovery that there is as much within as without.
Not what I do, but the intention with which I do it which is important
and the recognition of the significance
of my values
and nothingness lying within
and being OK with that.
... and thank you to Linda for your time and insight and Sally for your grace and insight. Thank you both for your strength. We are on a journey which is very significant. It requires no luggage.