Back After 2 Months…
I believe that sometimes you just have to step away from normal daily activities to realize how important they are to you. Writing a daily article was one of the things that I stepped away from since August 12th.
Well, I was working from Europe for a month and did not have my personal laptop with me. I separate activities for my personal laptop from my work laptop. I do not even know if some of the social sites are accessible AND I do not care to test it either.
Did I miss writing?
YES! YES! YES!
As I have said many times before, writing for me is therapy. It allows me to take a subject or a topic and drill into my own thinking. I figure if I can not explain it to myself convincingly then how could I present my case to others.
What is interesting is that I kept on living and exposing myself to new sources of information BUT did not have a way to capture or discuss those ideas with a large group. So I have a lot of simmering ideas waiting to explode.
Sometimes a pause allows one to examine the past and formulate the future that one wants. I think the key is not to dwell too much in that pause. It is so easy to lull yourself into believing that you must feel Emotion before you start moving (Motion). That is the complete opposite of how things work for me. I need to get moving (Motion) before I feel the Emotion to keep moving. For most others, I believe that they believe it is the emotion before motion.
The benefit of stepping away is knowing that you can step away. Many of us consider decisions final. By being able to step away from something that gives one pleasure allows one to realize that they have control over that pleasure. You rule over it and not the other way around. Many pleasures turn into additions from which it is very difficult to walk away from cold.
What else did I step away from that I miss a lot? Running!!! Running with my headphones is my form of meditation. It relaxes me and allows me to hear the thoughts of others while getting my exercise.
Hopefully the stories I will tell in the near future will be better from this self-imposed exile. You will be the judge.
My four cents…