For the last few days, mostly yesterday, and a little bit the day before, I have been a bit sick. A minor cold, but yesterday especially I felt the great wonderful feeling of just wanting to lie about, and it was nice, because that was the primary priority that I was to be doing. It was the ideal activity for getting better, and I think it was also a nice help for cleansing more and quitting more of the smoking that I had recently re-quit (like 3-4 days free off it, after going at cigars and cigarettes for over two weeks, bleh!). So getting sick, as I like to say, is still one of the best ways to quit smoking. And in general, I think it offers a nice little life reset. I am already starting to feel the incoming fresh energies, so I am curious to see where this goes.
Although now that I think of it, I don’t like using this phrase here – “I’m curious to see where this goes.” While of course the curiosity is a good thing, I don’t like this mentality of the new age to just be “open to where it goes.” Because I am wanting to learn how to take charge of my life, to have a role in directing where it goes.
Ok that is a good place to start. (Good – now in this write-up, you are reading and witnessing me think as I write in the present. Most of this I will not edit, except I will edit a little here and there for clarity, but it is fun having insights occurring as I am typing, which isn’t necessarily *new* for me at all, but it is often something that I don’t share with people, except when talking in the moment, and most of them don’t get super curious – they just kind of stand there either awe-struck or waiting until the crazy man stops talking.
ANYWAYS…let’s go back to “that is a good place to start.” Because “…to have a role in directing where it goes” makes a nice agreement and ‘working with’ energy as opposed to either A) just seeing where it goes or B) forcefully trying to take dictator control of where it goes.
So to re-emphasize, “to have a role in directing where it goes” seems like a nice starting point, a place where the energy is still relaxed, but that I am playing a role, that I do have control at least in some arena. Both are important. And now I am rambling.
What then would my role be? Choosing my physical location seems possible. Creating and making specific plans is *still* a very delicate process for me, because it’s hard to get a balance point between “doing nothing” and “forcing a rigid structure that feels confining.” He did already write a few things down today which seems like a good direction to go.
(Why is it a good direction?)
- It’s very simple. I’m still recovering from the sickness, so nothing too huge. Also not very confining because they are a list of 4 things, 1-3 words each.
- The activities are geared toward points of growth I think would help me better direct my growth.
- There is plenty of space within the perception of these activities and directions to infuse a more epic story, or a bigger picture, or more depth, (or a certain phrasing I can’t quite put to words right now), rather than just going along completing meaningless, unfulfilling tasks.
I’m going to stop here because this is getting too long, and has stopped going anywhere. But was a good practice. “Serenity” by Godsmack just started playing on Pandora, and the lyrics mentioned “thoughts….” and “When will we learn to control?”
Because as you can see, even in this post I was fairly scattered, but I do believe it is possible to, like the building energies I was talking about earlier, to more focusedly direct that shit rather than just scatter-gun it.
P.S. Also I do want to add that being sick at home has helped me get more into the feeling of “home” at my new home. I’m still just 2 weeks new here, and prior to this home, I have been mostly wandering the roads for 8 months, so it’s a big transition for me, but really important.