I want to share something that works for me on a regular basis when I become disconnected from the beauty and magic of life.
I started this blog because I wanted to share my passion for peace, travel, creativity, nature and everything that inspires me. I thought that the process would be rewarding, but I had no idea of the extent to which writing about my experiences would bring me a sense of wonder and possibility in the here and now.
Nearly every time I sit down to write, I can’t imagine what I could possibly have of value to share. However, I know that the process greatly nourishes me so I find the courage to begin. Once ideas and images start to flow through my mind, I am reminded of the value of the initial insights and experiences that inspired my writing.
There is something very powerful about putting meaningful experiences into words and pictures. We may remember that a place or idea was of particular importance to us, but the exact feelings associated with it may have faded. When we revisit it in our minds in detail, and are able to convey the essence of it to others, its energy comes through into the present moment.
When was the last time you felt that spark?
Can you remember what it was about that moment, place or thing that stirred something deep inside you? When you begin to describe a very special experience, its essence comes through and captivates you once more.
For a few brief moments you view your current reality with enchanted eyes, and a heart that has been opened by the beautiful memory. This brings feelings of contentment and well being, and the fresh perspective can lead to inspiration and new ideas.
Writing about treasured memories often has a considerable influence on the way I view my present circumstances. I feel calm, and have a much wider view of the possibilities open to me. I am more focussed, energized, and frequently experience breakthroughs in my thinking.
Even without these beneficial side effects, the process of writing about meaningful moments brings an important reminder of the magic of life during times of discontent. This makes it both an extremely valuable and enjoyable thing to do.