I've been doodling and writing small stones this past few days but my low energy has made all things a bit of a struggle. Accepting I have to rest is probably one of the hardest lessons I've had to learn. I've been proud of myself learning to take things moment by moment and accepting rest when its needed. But this last week it has felt as if I've been learning this all over again. This seems to happen in life. We think we have something figured out and understood but all of a sudden we realise we've slipped into old habits. This past couple of weeks I've battled with my energy levels and re-learnt that going into battle exhausts me. I've had to remind me to accept rest as part of my creative life journey. A time to ponder and refuel.
Michael Nobbs Sustainable Creativity micro mag 'Getting Your Important Work Done' gave me a reminder of this. If you haven't already discovered Michael visit his website and subscribe to his micro mag to receive advice on how to manage your 'very important work'. Whether your energy is low because of illness or a hectic life his writing could help you. But I'm not going to tell you any more about Michael now because he has agreed to be interviewed for my own email mini mag that is coming very soon. Watch this space.
Here's a couple of recent small stones (my contribution to 'A River of Small Stones'):
#26. Slender trees sway to the vibrant beat of a demanding conductor.
#27. A small hand softly sneaks into mine and electrifies my heart.
- What life lesson do you seem to struggle with & need to repeat?
- Who/what has helped you with this struggle?
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