Using social media to speak your deep truth goes one direction. You share your opinion about an urgent issue, you tell your story about what’s important to you… and then what?
Feeling energetic. You know what that’s like… You have a spring in your step, and nothing can stop you. Things go smoothly, thoughts come easily, and creativity is at an all-time high.
Wouldn't it be great if it were that way all the time?
"Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force... When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand."Karl Menninger
We were sitting in a circle in my living room. As the talking stick made its way back to me, I listened to the stories of those gathered. Truths came from depths not touched in a long while.
In the center of the circle was a candle, lit, surrounded by objects of significance brought by the participants. We had gathered to listen. We were there to open our hearts. We were there to witness.
I am not a morning lark. My niece is, though.
I remember those times she stayed overnight with her cousin, my daughter. In my pre-dawn fog, I could hear her chattering away, speaking too softly to understand her words, but too loudly to continue to sleep.
May as well .
When I was a tiny girl, really young – like 2 or 3 years old, a big person asked me, “What’s your favorite color?” I said “Green.”
That was a revelation!
I hadn’t decided on my favorite color ahead of time, so I didn’t really “know” the answer. But my body and my eyes knew, and when the word came out of my mouth then my mind knew. From then on, I knew my favorite color was green.
Emily Dickinson has a poem about that.
Words create everything
Everything. Not only does a word begin to live once it has left ...
Whether you find yourself working from home or your workplace, you put in a full day. You deserve a rest. If you're sheltering in place and feel stuck at home, you deserve a break from mind chatter. Engaging in a creative activity can give that to you.