Some days when your car is towed for the second time in 48 hours and the rain makes for short walks and wet dogs, when you are halfway through a blog post and it gets deleted, the mail is stacked higher than your elbows and you can’t seem to get the spinning globe to stop for
just. one. blue. minute–
you stumble across a blog post that provides a crack into the next world– the calm world, the world of clarity– and you breathe a bit easier.
For me, that post today was Keri Smith’s ecstatic flailing.
“Creating work out of that pressure, doing all of the things that you have been taught by others, and listening to that voice in your head that tells you you need to be better is not what will create that success you are craving. The true work, (meaning the work you are here to do), comes from a completely different place than this. This energy of pressure actually does very little to move you ahead and into the place where you desire to go, and in some cases can even lead you in the complete opposite direction. I know your head is telling you you need to do it but really that is just dogma you have been taught by other people who are scared of going to their own true place (doing the work that they are really meant to do), so they go on repeating what they were told by other fearful people, and so on and so on.”