Often we put too much pressure on ourselves to split our attention into too many directions that we fall flat and cannot seem to put all the pieces together. We tend to lose faith and hope in our “shattered” dreams which have become too fragmented because we’re spreading ourselves too thin and setting unrealistic goals with too many expectations. Somehow the things that we love suddenly become the things that we dread or they feel forced.
It’s important not to lose sight of what you really want, but at the same time not to put so much pressure on it that you lose your joy, passion, and creativity along the way. Listen to the call of your intuition, your inner voice, your inner-guide, whatever you want to call it. Take time to find your center of balance and internal calm, and let it be your compass. It’ll guide you in the direction you’re meant to go.
Once upon a time,
Deep in the forest of Fragmented Dreams
The lighthearted flitter of pixies dancing
Sent songs of enchantment
Fluttering through the air,
Tickling the old oak trees
laughter emanating sweetly as their branches
Swayed majestically too and fro
Sunlight ricocheting in mesmerizing patterns
A reflection of the souls who cast their dreams
Echoes of their wishes lingering in the wind
This poem was the result of reminding myself of this same lesson this week. Recently I’ve been splitting myself in too many directions, at the cost of not listening to my inner voice to let it guide me. I’ve been putting a lot of pressure on myself at work, in my relationships, in my health and fitness, that somehow not enough energy was left for my creative pursuits because I’ve been feeling mentally burnt out, even though the desire to create has been bubbling at the surface, it’s been feeling blocked when I’ve sat down to write or draw over the last week or two.
I had some time to reflect on this yesterday morning after attempting to put out my Fun Friday Flashback that I’d spent about a total of 3 hours working on. Somehow, it didn’t save with WordPress and it wasn’t in my history, so when my internet had a little glitch this morning I lost everything I’d been working on.
My first thought was I’m so furious and frustrated, but within seconds I heard my inner voice speaking to me. It reminded me how much I struggled with the content and how it didn’t feel like what I really wanted to put out. I told myself I wasn’t going to allow it to ruin my day. Instead, I decided to step back from it and allow myself time to process and reflect before putting anything else new out.
Then after I went for a long walk last night and really allowed myself time to meditate on the matter at hand, I decided to just sit down and write for fun. No pressure, no expectations. The key element to resolving mental and creative blocks for me is allowing myself time for introspection and finding my center of balance. It helps me connect with my inner voice, my creativity, and my passion.
This post is written in response to OctPoWriMo Challenge – where you’ll write a “POEM” every day for 31 days, using the prompt word. Follow this link to learn more about it, see other submissions, and to share your own. Come and join in the fun folks!
Day 18-word prompt is “ONCE UPON A TIME!”
Word of the Day Challenge Ricochet