Hello, there. Welcome to a new month… well, it’s already the third day of the month, but I’m just now getting around to checking in.
I haven’t been writing as much lately.
There are, after all, so many distractions. Essays I want to read. Photos I want to upload. My daughter’s incessant viewing of Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox on the iPad the past few days… or her wails when I finally take it away. Emails coming in, needing replies. The Facebook.
For the past few months, living in a new place and starting a new job, I’ve been feeling in touch with the ground, the earth, getting my foundation re-established under me. A lot of lower chakra work. You’ve gotta go down to go up, as they say.
I have not been doing writing practice — I have not been writing daily or with any real regularity and definitely not feeling inspired until very recently. And now I am so inspired, with so many ideas, so many plans and projects that all I can really do is sit still and sink in before attempting anything else.
I have been rereading random chapters of Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. So inspiring, so common sense. The basic premise is to write as a zen practice. The #1 top writing book of all time. Or, my favorite, anyway.
This is a month for gratitude, change, work, transformation, stillness, movement… Happy September!
p.s. What do you think of the new yogafreedom site design?