Friday, August 5, 2011

Blue Dress

I was trying to understand the meaning of living in the now and the idea that now is all we have.

I imagined that happiness was a blue dress. I imagined I was wearing a blue dress right now and I traveled to the past when I have might have worn that dress and tried to remember what I did, where I was, who I was with and what I was feeling. Then I tried to imagine myself in the future wearing this beautiful dress at a party with friends.

Then I stopped my imagining and decided to change that blue dress to a pink scarf because in order to for me to understand my metaphor I wanted to have a real life experience.

Then it hit me. I didn’t own a blue dress therefore I wasn’t happy now.

Put on the Blue Dress and enjoy it now.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Compass and a Bridge

Life doesn't give you a map. So in the last few days I realized I have been reading my internal compass wrong. What I perceived as due north, I have currently discovered is more like northwest.

Well, I'm a little off course. After a few days of "how could this have happened" and "I thought for sure I was going the right way", I begin the process of correction.

Sometimes we are on the path and we make slight adjustments to our course, for whatever reason, and discover we are not even close to where we want to be in our lives. For some of us it can take years to discover it.

So now I am trying to read the signs to figure out where I go from here.

The night before last I had a dream about a bridge. (a sign perhaps!)

Today, I follow a link online from an article by Lynn Robinson about bridges and here is the quote before the article:

"Between letting go (of the old) and successfully launching the new there is a time of confusion and emptiness. People often feel lost during this time, and too often they interpret that lostness as yet another sign that something is wrong. It is simply a sign that they have entered the fertile chaos of the neutral zone. — William Bridges" (the man's name is bridges!)

I have entered "the fertile chaos of the neutral zone." I’m just going to sit here a bit before I run off in a direction I think is the best route.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Synchonicity or Comfort Zone

I've been looking for signs. Like those ones that seem to come out of nowhere. A song on the radio and billboard with the same message that says "you are on the right path".

I'm always looking for that validation from the universe, that message that says "yes, this is the right choice...go thata way".

I want to make choices congruent with my current goals because I am tired of doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

But in my awareness, I realized that the signs I find are actually pointing to choices I've made in the past not the ones that support my current intentions.

So is that a sign or am I just recognizing something familiar?



To my new adventure. Here I will place random thoughts and maybe some well constructed ones of my journey as a creative spirit.