It’s only hard if we make it so

Every day for 2,136 days, well 2,137 today, I have opened the ‘new post’ tab and I have been faced with a blank screen and until today, I have written something and published it.

“So what!’ I hear you say. The point isn’t the number of days, the point is that some days I have written immediately what I feel and sense, it flows and it’s not for me to judge whether it is any good or not, as that is completely subjective and in fact, it is only the mind that makes it either good or bad. Job done, hit the ‘publish’ button and move on.

Some days, the screen stays blank and then the mind starts, and the thinking starts, then the criticism, the doubt, the sabotage. The longer it goes, the harder it becomes to start and often I end up getting distracted, or actually deliberately going onto something else to avoid the showing up and doing today’s blog.

The thing is, always when we think the doing gets harder. When we allow the feelings flow from within and get started straight away then we enjoy the doing now.

Things are only hard if we make it so. Today, I allowed my mind to make this hard.

We are creators

All human beings are born creators, sadly we are taught and conditioned from an early age ‘don’t make a mess’ or ‘colour within the lines’, essentially take out the risk and do as you are told. Follow the programme.

It’s a repeating process because the children become the adults and the same de-risking process is continued generation after generation.

A question we can ask ourselves is ‘what did I create today?’. We don’t have to be creating huge amazing things, but a step by step daily process of small creations leads to an amazing creation.

Our sense of fulfilment can be satisfied by creating and rarely by simply doing the same tasks every day.