407 days in a row today for writing and publishing a daily (nightly) blog of approximately 600–1200 words. It has varied. A few have gone over that count. A few have fallen below it, most noticeably the day last December when I had a 103 ℉ fever but still squeezed out 169 words. Why would that be so important when I was the sickest I’d been for eleven years?
Because it made me feel better. It was no different than taking ibuprofen for the fever. If I wrote, I would feel better. All in the head? Mental? No. Spiritual.
The things I write and speak about are not hobbies to me. They are not theories. They are my reality, my truth. When I say I co-created Purpose with Heart and the Spirit of all things, it means that my Purpose of helping others discover Self through communication arts is what I do, every day. It also means my current Vision is that of publishing my ebook and finishing and publishing my novel, as well as these daily writings. That could change. I do not cling to that.
I do not cling to my Purpose either; I don’t need to because it is part of my being. So, when others suggest, as I have heard, that I need not continue this work, they have no idea. What would that be like? Like me saying “I am so exhausted from all this breathing. I need to take a break. Not to mention this heart beating — so tiresome. Yeah I like breathing and the beating of my heart, but I need a vacation for a few days, maybe weeks.” I was going to add blinking to this, but then I thought most people do take a break from blinking every time they sleep.
Except I don’t. My eyes drift open when I sleep. They blink. When I was a boy and slept on the sofa in the living room, which was my bedroom, it would freak my mom and sister out if they happened to come in while I was sleeping. A couple times I woke up with my mom speaking to me. I would be such a grouch to her and demand to know why she woke me up. She thought I was awake because my eyes were open so wide!
Therefore, when I use the analogy of not blinking while sleeping, it’s not entirely true of me. Just like I blink while I sleep, I also write while I sleep, ideas and words fermenting in the subconscious only to appear in those moments just coming to consciousness. And thus my point — writing, communication arts are part of my essence because I created it with Heart, made it so.
So, no vacation necessary from my daily writing, not without negative consequences for me. I definitely feel no sense of urgency or, as I said, clinging.You see, thirteen months ago, I had no idea I would have published every day, nor did I know I would establish an Instagram account and work social media as I have. I didn’t know I would have the number of followers I have and how many folks a day would read my posts.
I also have no idea of what the next year holds. I am going to publish, and in the meantime, I will watch for the magic and miracles I have experienced this past year and adjust if needed. Of course, I don’t always know when magic and miracles are happening to me. Sometimes, we don’t know till we look back how great and numerous they are.
Working my Vision this week, I will be getting my part of the ebook finalized and continue The Fellowship of the Heart. I will be checking for magic and miracles, too, especially those that come through others in the fellowship of the Heart — those living it with me, not just writing it!
Blessings for this new week!
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!