Openness

It’s cool and wet here in New England today. Isn’t May supposed to be mild? I keep on adding layers to get warmer but my hands are still cold. There’s a lesson for me in this and that is to stay open. I can’t change the weather nor will Mother Nature lift the lid of her suggestion box to read my opinion on the matter. In temperature as in creative endeavors, if I can refrain from trying to control the situation, I may be surprised by the outcome. When I fully accepted that it was chilly and that May should not be this cold, a light bulb went off in my brain.

My shoulders no longer shiver and my fingers are more flexible because immediately before I sat down to write this blog, I turned on the heat. What  a simple solution, one that took me several hours to get to. All morning, while working at my desk, I kept on fighting the cold. Once I opened to its reality, all I had to do was turn a switch.

Creativity and wellness message for today: Be receptive to what is.

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