Reflections

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I’m in the process of making a blog design makeover.  I also want to continue writing about change.  Change is a constant.  From one moment to the next, each moment is different in some way.

When we resist change, thinking, “Oh, no, I don’t want to go there”, you’re perceiving something that scares you.  Think of it this way, say something comes up in your life, like for me now, when I realize I have to make changes on my blog in order to be able to achieve all I want for the blog.  My first reaction is, an emphatic, “No way!”  I’m no techie, I don’t know what I’m doing with all that, I’ll fail miserably.

Well, guess what?  If you want to go forward, there will always be something that scares us to do.  Take the painting above.  I got to an impasse after I painted the woman on top.  How was I going to best express the woman in the water at the bottom of my painting?What did I want to convey?  (I can’t remember, but I think that what scared me was having no idea what I wanted to convey.)

I let the painting sit for awhile…not too long to encourage more fear to come up.  And, if it had, I would’ve jumped right back into the painting and would’ve taken one stroke at a time, each step closer to something that would inspire to continue.  Baby steps, one after another, always lead to BIG changes.

The inspiration for what to do with the reflection of the woman in the water came out of these baby steps.  The idea came from deep inside myself, from feeling like my not knowing what to do was telling me that this reflection was complete as it already was, a line drawing in ink I’d made before.  All that was needed was the transparency of the water to finish the whole painting.

Fear is an indicator that you’re focused on the future.  Once you let those thought dissipate, try to talk to yourself, tell yourself that there’s just right now, and right now you can try something out.  If it doesn’t work, that’s okay.  Now you know what doesn’t work.  In the next moment, try something new.  Something happens that’s amazing if you keep at it.  At one of those moments, an idea comes out of the blue, one that excites and thrills you, and you feel more powerful, more unlimited than you ever have.

This blog is about going from ordinary to extraordinary and there’s no way to get there without risk.  Try it, see it as a choice instead of a challenge.  And then play and have fun with it.  Change will never be the same spooky and intimidating experience ever again.

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