It was Sunday and I wanted to relax a little bit and enjoy the day. It was a quite nice winter day – not too sunny, not too cold. It was a perfect day to stay in and read a book, listen to some music, to take a little walk before lunch and then prepare the lunch for the upcoming week.
My head was working all the time.
As usual I started the day by writing my morning pages to declutter my mind. I realised that my mind was racing.
There was a new project I’ was working on and I was very excited about it. After writing my morning pages I took a short note to myself and then went for a bicycle ride.
I needed to do some physical exercise to process my thoughts and feelings. As I went home, I wrote down what excited me about the project:
I wanted to make sure that the project will be done right and set up for success. Even more because so it was a new kind of project for me and there was a lot to learn for me in there.
I wrote down my intention and created to do list for the next day. I could have opened my laptop and started working. But I don’t like to work on a Sunday.
I want my weekend to be a recreation time and to keep it free of work.
As I sat down at the breakfast table with my wife, I needed to meditate to find some Peace of Mind to be open about what my wife wanted to tell me.
I love our conversations in the morning at the breakfast table. They are always very special and insightful and I didn’t want to miss a single bit of it.
This time we had a very inspiring conversation about the life and work of an artists. Raphaela has heard a quote of a performing artist who turned 100 these days. She said:
I used to life for my art. Now my art is living for me.”
Why is it so vital to understand that the art serves us- the artist. The job of an artist is to package this raw energy of pure art – an energy that is so powerful that most people cannot handle it – and ship it to the people who desires and needs it.
A very inspiring insight I’m sure I will talk about it in the future.
After breakfast I wrote down all of this in my journal. Finally, I was able to relax and to continue with the day as I imagined it.
For most people excitement is a good thing.
It fills them with energy, they feel passionate and want to created something. I think it’s needs to be managed as well. Because it eats me up from inside just as anxiety would do and leave me exhausted.