“Don’t loaf and invite inspiration. Light out after it with a club.” Jack London
“So-called ‘inspiration’ is no more than an extreme example of a process which constantly goes on in the minds of all of us.” Anthony Storr
“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, IF one only remembers to turn on the light!” Albus Dumbledore
I’m learning insecurity and my lack of inspiration walk hand-in-hand. However, I’m beginning to realize that due to my high stress-level, because of my husband’s serious illness I have an excuse (this time). When I am totally stressed-out my mind shuts down as all I see is blackness at the bottom of my deep, dark, hole.
Friends are helping me by showing me that I do have inspiration, provided I take a deep breath and breathe some oxygen into my mind and heart. When we strangle our thoughts it is difficult to see opportunities.
Walking the Poulsbo waterfront clears my mind of the Grumbles. Then as I talk to the seagulls that glide overhead ideas start popping into my mind. The breeze and the sunshine whisk me off the ground as I float around town. Today the wind was so strong I nearly did airborne flips with the seagulls. There was a smile on my face!
Gradually, I write down my ideas for the A to Z Blogger’s Challenge for this year. I might even write based on one subject for a change. The Challenge definitely will be a bonus for me as I learn to think out of the hat and continue to grow.
Hey, that might mean there is hope for me. Is it possible that I MIGHT learn to become less insecure? My fingers are crossed!