Day 18: Taking my time to write

10001353_738433722880442_8266502906938891783_nSometimes, like today, I don’t feel I can write something useful. The Journey-to-Life blog is not supposed to be a diary or a regurgitation of mindless thoughts. It is supposed to have direction and make a point clear. But this takes time. The points that need clarity don’t just pop up. At least not in my head. Prior to developing a point and bring it into clarity, contemplation is needed. I often begin my writing in quite random fashion, just collecting some thoughts on paper or in my computer, and then looking where it leads me and which points show up that grab my attention. I then pick one of these points and try to develop it into a statement and a formulate a directive application.

The point here today is that I find it important that I simply take my time each day to sit and write. I won’t let myself disctract myself by the thought that I don’t have any point to write about today or that other things need my attention more. Such thoughts come up quite often. Also, my entire enviroment (family, friends, people in general) try to pull me back into their stories. They let me know that they don’t understand what I am doing and why I am sitting hours in front of the screen typing while there is so much to do out there. And when I ask them what it is that should be done out there they come up with questions marks in their eyes as if they can’t believe that I am not seeing it myself. They tell me we could talk, I could enjoy the warm weather and the sunshine, we could ride the bike, go to town to stroll around, take a walk, whatever. They cannot believe that I am satisfied with what I am doing and that I neither need them nor their conversations nor any other kind of distraction. It is just the opposite. I want to calm my mind, let my thoughts subside, gain clarity not of thought and in thought but from though, and see and realize what is ‘out there’ apart from thought.

  • I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe in my thoughts.
  • I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe that my time could be better invested in enjoying physical life rather than sitting in silence to develop a point for my writing my blog.
  • I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe that life could pass me by while I am indulging in my thoughts and my writing instead of participating in what people call “normal life” and its activites.
  • I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to doubt that I am doing the right thing when I continue sitting in front of my computer and writing my blog and when I refuse to participate in the “normal activities” that others consider to be normal and thus risk being regarded as antisocial or unbearable.
  • I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe that I am responsible to establish and maintain a nice and supportive personal atmosphere when I am together with people instead of letting them know that I need time for contemplation and writing.
  • I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to compromise my writing based on the idea that I need to be a good companion for others even though I find their activities quite meaningless, egoistic, and merely distractive.
  • I commit myself to make time for my writing each and every day and even when I feel that I don’t have much or in fact anything to write about.
  • I commit myself to let other people in my environment know about my writing and that I need to do it even if they don’t understand it.
  • I commit myself to commit to myself and my process first instead of committing to others.
  • I commit myself to not enter into any activies that simply support someones egoistic pursuits (like for example they needing my company to distract themselves through talking) rather than entering into a conversation concerning my reasons for doing so.

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