I recently started incorporating Morning Pages into my morning routine, moving some other stuff around so that I do not have to wake up earlier than I already do (Hint: When I tell people how early I get up, their next question is usually an incredulous ‘what do you DO?!’).
All in a bid to give the mind some space, to examine, to reflect, to introspect, to know myself better.
All for a better state of being in this world which can sometimes feel really hard to be in.
I wrote this earlier in the year, as a reminder to myself when I was just starting out in the new place.
Remember to give yourself permission to be a beginner.
Remember to give yourself time to adjust.
Remember that everything has a beginning, and not every beginning is a bang.
I think it could still apply.
Especially on days when I feel that I “should have everything figured out by now”.
Especially at times when I feel that I have everything figured out and therefore potentially stop myself from being open to new possibilities.
Embracing ambiguity has never been a strong characteristic of our society, and I think we could all do with more of such reminders. Sometimes, there need not be a fixed answer. There need not always be a black and white. Sometimes our emotions are complicated, and sometimes we are all just human. And sometimes the state of figuring things out is more true to who we are than being in a state of knowing everything. So why not leave it as that?
So I recently discovered the magic of the time lapse function on the iphone… almost 11 months after using it.
Better late than never!