Monday, September 24, 2018

Planning and Preparing Versus Being Spontaneous

 I have a general plan to my weeks - writing a blog post on Monday morning, doing errands on a certain morning, change the bed on a different morning, doing laundry on somewhat of a schedule, writing, and the like. I have a life coaching client that I work with at usually the same time on the same day. I like being able to know that I've carved out the time to do certain things to make sure they are done in a seemingly timely manner.

But, then something comes along to cause me to rearrange things. I drove back to Massachusetts last Monday to have lunch with a friend, and because I'm going anyway, I shop at Trader Joe's as well as some other stores. I certainly could have written a blog post later in the week, but somehow just didn't get to it. 

I needed to rearrange when I'm doing some things today as I added in an appointment at my chiropractor's office which requires a round trip drive that's longer than the appointment. (He's worth it when I need badly need some adjustment.) 

So, I'm trying to be a bit more spontaneous about my day than I normally am on Mondays. I made a salad and put it in the refrigerator for when I return so that I'm not eating lunch later than I want to. I'm writing this post this morning, but may not finish posting links on Facebook, LinkedIn and Women Only Connected until this afternoon. 

It's a question of balance as in many things. These two meditation sayings came through from my angels and guides when I was working on writing my book. The question, as with all the paired meditations, is how do I navigate between the two? Or I suppose it could be phrased, how do I do both at the same time? Today, I'm writing and then fitting the posting as I can. 

Wednesday is usually writing of some kind plus exercise, and clients if someone has scheduled a session. Yet, a friend asked me to come to tea and to knit Wednesday afternoon. Of course, I'm going. I will just need to adjust my mental plan. My angels and guides will point out from time to time that I have all the time of the day to accomplish what I want to do. It's my own self-limiting thoughts that often get in my way. (That and my love of faffing about.)

What do you do to plan and prepare yet allow yourself to be spontaneous? I'd really like to know.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Light in the World

I was listening to Krista Tippet interview 2 poets, Marilyn Nelson and Padraig O Tuama (I can't do the diacritical marks on his name), on her show On Being. Part way through the show, Marilyn Nelson quotes the poet Kate Ryan whose poem talks about people being the light or rather the way light enters the universe.

I began to think about this while listening to the program as I was really struck by this statement. I wanted to remember this idea. Then the poetry muse came to visit and this popped into my head: 





Light in the World 

Let us abandon 
the anger and 
resentment
covering our fear.

Let us face this 
fear and ask
where does it 
come from, 
what generates 
this fear?

Let us face our 
fear, welcome it, 
take it in our 
arms, soothe it.

Maybe then 
we can no longer 
be fearful and 
become one of 
those through which 
light enters the world.


©2018Kathryn L. Samuelson

This feels true to me, although there may be other ways to become one through whom light enters the world. I would like to be able to fully be a light in the world. 

I also think that people are how fear enters the world. I want to continue to work to be less fearful, less worried, resentful, and less able to let things trigger anger in me from time to time. I mean the anger that makes us see red, makes us withdraw from others and leads to hate rather than the kind of anger that leads us to action based on compassion and connection to others. 

If any of this makes sense. I think it does. I hope it does. 



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The first photograph is by Matthew Broduer and the second is by Mervyn Chan. Both were  found on unsplash.com.

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