Miscellany,  Presence - 2022

You got know when to fold ’em

Let me tell you a little story.

For a couple of months now I have been trying to write a piece about making time for presence and cultivating my mind garden. Let me tell you…it has been a struggle! I could not find a way to say what I wanted to say no matter how many times I rewrote and rearranged the words, and then life gave me other stuff to focus on.

It got to the point where I dreaded opening the document because I thought I was failing at doing something I had committed myself to do. It also stopped me writing anything else for my blogs because I had decided that I had to do this one right first.

I do get myself tangled up in knots sometimes. Sigh.

In the last day or so I have realised that part of being present with myself and showing myself some compassion is to know when to set something aside if it is in my power to do so. So I have! Perhaps it will come out again later. Perhaps it won’t. And that’s ok too. I can unsubscribe from my own things too if I need to create some space and take the stress down a notch. There’s enough stress coming from external forces … I don’t need to cultivate my own!

So, here’s to giving myself some breathing space, resetting the clock, and not getting hung up on a piece that clearly doesn’t want to be written at this point. In the immortal words of 20th century poet, Kenny Rogers … you gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em!

Onward! Here’s to more regular writing, and not getting myself tied up in arbitrary knots again in the near future!

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