I started my day later, because it felt like I needed to recharge my batteries after a week in high-speed and some stress.
Time for an update:
Two years in London, and I am at the verge of major decisions:
I am moving in to a new place.
I am between jobs and I decided to give it all to find a home for my new artistic project, and myself.
It has been great, although also challenging at times, but it is good to feel I need to shake it up a little bit.
A routine which is comfortable but doesn’t take us further needs to be shaker one way or the other.
So, what I need is a new balance, in a place with more responsibility, where I can find the means and security to put together my mega-artistic project, and of course, to have time for my book.
How about the other aspects of life?
Love has suffered a bit, at least romantic love.
With my full schedule.
On the other hand, love is there everyday in everyday interactions 🙂
what happens when there is a dissonance between how you see yourself and how your work environment sees you? Let’s say I think more highly of myself than my co-workers and bosses?
What if I delude myself? If I am in denial?
Probably feedback is necessary.
From someone else.
Someone who has no interest in the judgement, and the capacity to give a valuable opinion.
You don’t ask soemone who is an expert in accounting if this is the right way to build a house;
But even if no-one else than ourself thinks we have something,
Moving out from an environment that doesn’t support us to move forward, is essential.
For our health and for moving forward.
Maybe these people “like us”. Maybe they are our family. But if they put us down, either we change them, or we change setting.
Otherwise, we will start reflecting their views.
Choose to belong to those who are your real friends, is essential,
And more than anything,
Be your real friend!
So how do we decide to act, or to be happy, or to get something done? Maybe by being honest with ourselves, for example, do we REALLY want to go to this place, or become a world champion?
If it is a serious decision, coming from deep inside and not a temporary desire, we will cut down this achievement into baby steps.
And we will not bother with the question: am I good enough, is it too ambitious, etc.
So Second step, DESIGN our baby steps, by reading, asking people who have already been there. Not our friends who might not have a clue.
Third, we DO.
How do we pay attention to what we are doing?
By starting right away with a baby step.
An apparently, doing something to help someone else could also be good for us and for our project.
“Your happiness is determined by how you allocate your attention”, Prof. Dolan says, and it seems quiet an interesting idea;
so let’s see where my attention will go for the day. Because attention is the glue that holds our life together.
And by the way, happiness is both feeling pleasure and purpose.
Ok, I think I got it.
There is pleasure in being where I am right now, drinking a nice cup of coffee.
When my attention goes to the next part of the day, where I need to negotiate my rent, the attention goes to some worry thing.
When I think why I got into this, and it’s because I have a purpose, it feels better already.
a Sunday morning in London, and I am already out after a walk and some breathing exercises. How do acrobats find balance? They are focused and breathe correctly, I guess.
We are also acrobats in life. We need balance and movement, focus and concentration. Fear is only useful to make us act. But if we are already moving, it could get on the way. A small amount of anything is good if it isn’t too much of it.
Have you seen these people wearing virtual reality devices who think they are walking close to the edge of a high building whereas they are sitting on a couch all the way?
We don’t need that.
We need a sense of urgency in a constructive way.
There is a bridge and we will walk this bridge to the next step, towards the realisation of ourselves and our deepest desires.
So let’s breath in, breath out and find our balance in mouvement!
when the going gets tough, the tough get going… a wise person has said… so what makes us go?
I have a project, an idea, I think it is important to share it, in the best conditions… I am confident that it’s going to add something to other people’s lives. Some might find it strange.
So, how do I go about it?
Enter the arena you shy away from is an advise.
Ok, this arena might be people who doubt me.
Instead of trying at my level, I might change level and setting.
A different type of gallery, in another setting.
Let’s give it a try.
it’s the moment for a Bold Act, to start October; after having had coffee and eaten a chocolate muffin, what is the very best thing to do?
A Bold Act comes from urgency and confidence.
How can you be calm in the middle of chaos?
You get to the center.
And you observe things with neutrality.
As if you were not involved.
As if you needed to give advice to a good friend or your child.
And then act fast 😉
it feels like today is THE day. The first day of a new layer of self to come to the surface. The kind of self who is assertive and who finds solutions to all the challenges that could arise.
The kind of self which is ready for action.
Who is a manifestation of “when there is a will, there is a way”
So, how am I going to reinvent myself today?
I am going to join the like-minded and get some momentum!
Move it April!
with things happening fast, it is important to concentrate on the slow and to do whatever enhances our objective. One important objective is enough. I am happy to have found mine. It took me some time, the last three years it was taking shape slowly but steadily. I have this artistic project. And I am looking everywhere for the best place to be to develop it!
And some resolutions: to wake up earlier in the morning, to look in one direction but to let inspiration come.
And to meet the people with whom we will walk together.
And to begin with, I am walking with me.
I walk everyday, a little bit further.
And eventually I am getting somewhere.
Each day, a step further.