When I follow through and write like I say I will write, I am never disappointed. I am always glad – even if what comes out seems like the biggest mish-mash gooey meaningless slop of words, it is better than not moving my pencil, my pen or my fingers on the keyboard.
I know this is how satisfaction starts.
When I say, “I am going to write!” and I don’t – it is as if my hands get stuck in a tar-glue and I can’t move a thing. I can’t engage with my thoughts because everything gets heavier. Nothing is clear. It all slows down.
You might be thinking, “If I write freely, I might dislodge something I would rather forget!”
I’m slightly embarrassed to confess this, but I am guilty of not returning to yoga because the last class I took opened something up in me that caused me to sob so strongly I may have disrupted the class. I am yoga blocked even though I love it because of that similar fear I hear from writers.
I hadn’t realized that until right now.
So there you have it. I am with you in your writing block in my yoga block.
Who wants to join me in making an agreement?
How about it?
You “Yoga” (I’m using it as a verb here) or Write (or Yoga and Write – a truly tremendous combination) and I will as well.
How about we start on Monday.
For some reason, in my head, I am hearing. “I’m Tarzan, You’re Jane.”
I’m willing to take it one more deeply.
I’m willing to take and share a photo of me Yoga-ing. Starting Monday.
I just sighed at myself. Really? Julie, are you certain about this? You’ve done some crazy stuff before but… are you sure?
I am sure of this. I need several breakthroughs. The only way to create breakthroughs is to take specific, focused action. This I can do.
I know it.
Note to self: When I follow through and yoga like I say I will yoga, I am never disappointed. I am always glad – even if what comes out seems like the biggest mish-mash gooey meaningless slop of a pose, it is better than not moving my body on the mat.
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