Last year I published a blog post titled ‘In search of community’. Over a year has passed so i thought I’d share a little update. This year I realised that I’m already part of a couple of communities, I just hadn’t been making enough time and space to show up and connect with the other people.
Looking back on that post is quite interesting, it’s a reminder that sometimes our perspectives are skewed. It’s helped me better understand the idea that sometimes we already have exactly what we’re seeking we just aren’t open to it.
It’s much easier than you might think.
The creative flow or state of being inspired is often held in high regard. It’s put on a pedestal as this magical thing.
People often like to ask creatives about their process in order to understand how they are able to do what they do.
But the thing is, finding your creative flow is just like finding anything else, you have to look for it. It might not be right in front of you and you might encounter a few flows that just aren’t quite right but that shouldn’t stop you from looking.
All of a sudden you’ll find it and your work will change. The good bits will get even better and you’ll have more of those moments where it comes to you with such ease that you’ll look back and wonder if you were in a trance.
And that is all there is to it. You can’t figure out what works without encountering the stuff that doesn’t work.
One of the most popular excuses people make is not having enough time.
Yet you’re able to make time for things that you don’t even really consider to be important.
Meanwhile, it’s your life long dream that you’re willing to put on hold or sometimes put off altogether.
There’s no denying that it can be difficult to make time but surely you’d be willing to find a way for the things you truly care about.
Finding a way might mean getting up a little earlier, watching one episode of that show you like instead of three or even making use of your train journeys.
It might seem challenging but with a little thought and a little effort, it’s definitely possible to make the most of the time you have.
It’s easy to pass judgements on other peoples choices.
‘If I was you I’d have…’
‘Maybe if you ….. then this wouldn’t have happened’
But your judgement is rarely being sought out so maybe think about ways to be helpful instead.
Sometimes when a person is riled up, frustrated and they take action it’s not from a place of clarity. If they’d have waited a few hours or a day or two they’d have done things differently. But everybody makes mistakes, we’re all just learning as we go.