When I have some time in the studio I feel compelled by all sorts of obligations to do the thing on the list that I “should” do. But what is it that my heart craves to make? What direction is the wind blowing?
I’m a person with responsibilities of many kinds so I can get sort of married to my to do list.
Lists are great! And spending time with loved ones is great! And staying centered is great! How does one organize and balance all this greatness?
I think the answer lies in staying in the present moment. I ask myself- what is the temperature in the room? What does the floor feel like? Am I breathing deeply? Shallowly? How do I feel right now? And then listen without judgement. Once I feel located and wholly in the place where I am, then I can proceed with a connection to my center and a truer direction towards what’s next.
Right now in this very moment it’s sort of chilly in my studio and the floor is hardwood. I can feel how the floor has warmed up underneath my bare feet. My breath becomes more steady the more I pay attention to it and I’m feeling calm and glad to be writing to you. How are you doing in this very moment?