Blogging has opened a part of my mind that I’d managed to squash down for some time. It challenges me to think about some things I’d rather not think about.
For me writing blog posts is therapeutic and helps me greatly at the time of writing by encouraging exploration and expression of my feelings. It is like cleansing my soul.
I’ve discovered that it is quite easy to write or say words but the really difficult part is making meaningful changes in my mind, feelings or attitudes. The actions are a lot harder than the words.
Fairly regularly I re-read my past blog posts and ask myself if have I brought about the changes I promised to modify since writing the post.
The truth is that the answer is usually no, not really, I’m still trying.
But today I gave myself a break by gaining inspiration from ancient philosopher Lao Tzu through his words that tell me to trust myself and just be me.
Always we hope
Always we hope
someone else has the answer
some other place will be better,
some other time it will all turn out.
This is it.
No one else has the answer
no other place will be better,
and it has already turned out.
at the center of your being
You have the answer,
you know who you are
and you know what you want.
There is no need
to run outside
for better seeing.
Nor to peer from a window.
Rather abide at the center of your being;
for the more you leave it, the less you learn.
Search your heart
the way to do
is to be.
— Lao Tzu