|I found this post it note on a window in a bathroom...|
Which leaves me with a question: In regular, neutral, (dare I say...) happy, (or...) peaceful day to day life where is the growth? Where are the lessons?
At first I don't believe there are any but... Well, here's one: Learn that you can grow in regular, neutral, (yes) happy, (and yes) peaceful life... crisis is not required for growth and learning. (<--that's a lesson. next comes finding the other ones... I'm sure they'll start filing in now that the door has been opened to them).
Here's another (circling back to the BM reference now...), and it's definitely one that is too quiet to have come up and been heard in the midst of crisis... if I don't act when inspiration strikes, I don't act at all. And inspiration is fleeting. Actually, I'm not sure this is a lesson yet because I still have a lot of questions... will inspiration have a longer half-life (meaning, will it stick around in my blood stream longer) if I'm acting on it or will it fade just as quickly as it does when I ignore it (let's just guess that it will probably last longer... geez... what a question!)? Actually, I think that was my only question... but it leads to another. So, why don't I act on inspiration? Time (lack of)? Energy (lack of)? Laziness (abundance of)? Fear? Yup.
I've noticed lately that I'm not getting as inspired. I'm not being struck by things and feeling tingly all over... and in the rare moments that I am I am finding that it dissipates before I even have a chance to get home and act on it. I could inquire about why that is but really it's obvious. I've been rejecting inspiration... for YEARS! and it's tired... it's not going to keep coming back forever. It's still here and it chimes in occasionally, but it's small and weak and tired and is going to need some attention or else it's either going to leave or wither and die (which is another way of leaving...)
I wrote "be open to inspiration" on my bathroom mirror (in dry erase marker... you should try it, it's fun) several weeks ago, and that was a nice start. I think it's time to add "and then act on it" yep... it is. be right back...