Greetings, blessings and magical cupcakes with all the flavor and frosting but none of the sugar and calories.
I had a nice day yesterday, unplugged and with family. At my brother’s new place, my mom wouldn’t let me touch anything important. She’s a wise woman. Basically what I did was clean windows and window cills, do minor grocery shopping and cook dinner for my family. Hooray for not having any practical skills but still trying.
After dinner I went home to an empty apartment, as Manfriend was out too, and before bed I sat down on the couch with a glass of water and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. I was reading in silence. My laptop wasn’t on, closed in the dining room and I was just sitting there when I had a moment of clarity.
For me, a moment of clarity is when I suddenly have (unexpected) epiphanies or realizations about something. Usually about myself or something I’m doing. I’m sure you must experience that too, sometimes. Whether about work, love, thesis stuff or the soul, suddenly you just have a good thought or a new insight. This usually happens when we are relaxed and not thinking about it. That’s why writers have a lot of their best ideas right before falling asleep and that’s why I have notebooks scattered on the bedroom floor (I don’t have a nightstand.)
These moments can happen spontaneously, but you can also actively invite them thought meditiation, exercise or stream-of-consciousness writing.
But we don’t always take time for that nor do we always allow ourself to feel what we’re really feeling or think what we’re really thinking. Because sometimes that’s confrontational, uncomfortable, inconvenient or downright incompatible with our current situation.
But I want you to be brave and do this with me.
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