Yesterday I didn’t have a topic to blog about… At first…But I showed up, started writing, allowed myself to shuffle along. I didn’t chastise or pressure myself. I just wrote until something came of it.
This idea of a thing growing organically through free purposeful cultivation, is one that can be applied to almost anything. Having a lack of a blog idea is really no different than not feeling like doing the laundry, washing dishes, or making love to your spouse. Maybe you don’t want to exercise. Or cook a meal. Maybe you want to get take out – Oh no, wait! Pizza! And while we’re at it, ice cream! After you stuff your face, you’ll get to those other things. But of course, after you stuff your face, you’re in a food coma and it doesn’t happen.
Here’s the thing. You made an agreement with yourself, with your soul, your partner, with society – that you would take care of things. When you don’t, you can get caught up in a spiral, get overwhelmed.
Here’s one of the best tips I’ve ever gotten:
Show up to the laundry basket. Show up to the kitchen sink. Show up to your blog-book-screen play, kiss your partner with passion. Go to the gym. Prepare a nutritious meal.
Just show up. Dabble. Play. Give it a go. Make an effort. Anything. Even if it’s just 15 minutes. If you can do it with honor, compassion, and love, even better. Allow yourself to be imperfect. Even if what you create is less than ideal, you honor yourself. You honor your needs. You honor your soul. You honor your relationship. Remember how much fun kissing is? Go back to that.
Namaste, my friends.