so what if I fall on a star, and the moon is still further away?
The first reaction is to feel unsatisfied, after all, this star was not where I was aiming for. And feel guilty. I should have done this and this and that. Or feel powerless. After all, I seem to have objectives and I don’t fulfill them as I should. And then, if I accept the result, does it make me someone who is stuck there?
Feeling bad about oneself is wasting our time.
I have tried it, it just gives you unwelcome psychosomatic annoyances.
Well, if they are changing every day you lose a sense of direction.
But they can be a little bit flexible.
How about creating exceptions and correcting our course?
Here is how it can go/
I am great anyway, and objective X is worthwhile.
I said that I would wake up at 5.30 and today I woke up at 9.00.
I needed this because last week I took a business trip and I needed time to recover.
So much the better.
Instead of feeling guilty I give myself a free day, for rest but also for taking a mental vacation out of everything and reorienting myself towards the North Star.
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correcting course, my philosophy, Optimism, personal development, trip
Jul · 11
here I am again! It has been a week I went to Edinburgh for an artistic project that went well. Among other things, such as the Edinburgh castle, I visited the Elephant House, one of the cafés which pride themselves to be associated to Harry Potter’s creator, J.K. Rowling.
It felt inspiring to be there with all those elephants and imagine the famous -now- author being immersed on her writing with a cup of coffee. Isn’t this lady an inspiration? Apparently she tried to make this coffee last as much as possible to stay the longer possible.
Because let’s face it, cafés are good for writers, they get to be in and outside their bubble.
In this way, inspiration comes;-)
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Edinburgh, Elephant House, inspiration, J.K. Rowling, personal development, writing
Jul · 07
yes, I read a philosopher who said that: the limit of our language, is the limit of our world. Isn’t that food for thought?
So, how can I expand my language, my vocabulary, my means of expression?
Poetry is one way: both writing and reading poetry.
Doing poetry, being poetry,
words, expressions, let’s use as many tools and let’s change them so that they become and we transform ourselves in the process!
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imagination, inspirational quote, language, motivation, personal development, philosophy, Wittgenstein, writing
Jun · 28
I don’t know if my morning posts become sleepier, but in any case this is very possible as I get up between 6.00 and 7.00.
Looking back at the last two weeks I think: how do I know I am heading in the right direction?
Is ‘this’ what makes me passionate?
Can I combine my loves in creative and different ways?
To begin with, I am putting together an art exhibit next week and there is preparation for it.
Another objective is to advance in two short stories which have been there for a while without having put the final word.
They need to go out and start getting feedback.
Not one day.
This week 🙂
Here I am again, on a quick update of my decision to wake up earlier and get more active in my daily life.
A lot of things have been accomplished: new friendships, new colleagues, mentors, windows of opportunity and finally good luck.
Things to improve?
Decision 1. I will wake up earlier than 7.30
Decision 2. More serious exercise: I have been stretching at home but I still haven’t honoured my subscription to the gym this month.
Decision 3. I do something for me, such as massage for example;
Decision 4. I become more open to real relationships with people who do the same instead of ‘profile’ relationships where you engage as part of you
Decision 5. I reach for the moon and I do everything to get there.
Is listening to our inner voice the best thing to get ahead in life?
Is it a voice to be trusted?
How do we know it is not a voice of fear or confusion and it is something that will take us to the next step?
Well, you can guess from the results, to begin with.
Any way to escape from a pitfall?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotion#/media/File:Plutchik-wheel.svgpe a pitfall?
Hmm, from my experience it should feel good.
Meaning, like when you try a new pair of shoes and your feet feel comfortable inside, almost as if you didn’t wear any shoes at all.
At ease 🙂
So what does might say for me?
That emotions can be a source of power and being hurt is the other side of being connected, and thus, powerful 😉
we are here all of us interconnected, with or without technology. We share the same planet and this becomes somehow important for everyday life in a way we might not even realize.
Especially in the morning.
When we open our eyes.
And we haven’t had yet our coffee, tea, juice, …
and we don’t know exactly where we are.
And still, this is a moment we share.
Is this giving me fuel to go on with my day?
here we are, let’s do something to better our life;
how do we move forward? Is for example moving forward going towards New York or California? Just to take an example.
Is moving forward going North or South?
It all depends on the objective, no?
But is the destination that counts or the fact that we move?
It seems like moving is important.
Towards a goal.
If you have lived all your life in Paris, maybe it’s good to see something else.
Despite the fact that half of the world’s population dreams to get there.
If you are born in New York you need to get out of there also.
I don’t use examples from other places, which could be just wonderful or horrible for different reasons.
Do we have to travel around the world then?
I guess that moving from the couch to the desk we are writing is a huge move for someone who travels in thought 🙂
voyager en pensée
how do I keep my compass with me everyday, in a way I am focused on whatever I have in mind to accomplish?
Little or big things happen, change arrives and it is good.
We change our values and preferences with time, and our friends, as I just read.
But is there something that is constant?
And if yes, how do I keep my eyes on it?
Where my North Star is?
How do I switch from a feeling of being guilty for not being perfect to acknowledging my strengths and going forward?
I sometimes take it on me I haven’t accomplished this and that; if i find resistance, is there a way to change something so that I go with the flow?
Probably, feeling guilty is taking my gaze away from the North Star.
It is irrelevant.
Am I doing what is best?
I am doing my best for the day.
I promise that.
And doing that is already great.
How about issues that seem to be obstacles?
If I face the North Star, I will find my way around them 😉
being an artist, my philosophy, personal development, values, writing
Focus, goals, my philosophy, North Star, personal development, Polaris, postaday, values, writing
Jun · 20
I have made it today! It was at 5.30 that I woke up, let’s see how it goes. I am slightly more alert than yesterday at the same time. Let’s see how it goes. I will post every day to check on progress.
I feel this is it, it’s time to believe in myself instead of feeling a potential hiding somewhere and beaming out from time to time.