Sending Out an S.O.S!

I stepped into the shower this morning, and as per usual, allowed my thoughts to wander. My mind settled on the issue of the moment…I’ve started writing again…so now what??? I had nothing. Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a flash of movement scurry across the glass door and settle on the corner of the floor. I let out an involuntary *small* scream as I noted it was a big hairy spider. It wasn’t moving anymore, so I just kept a watchful eye on it every moment or two. My mind now centered on the current theme of the morning…fear. I had just finished watching the TED Talk by Sting, “How I started writing again” about his long struggle with writer’s block.  (If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. Quite a powerful story, and his song Message in a Bottle is now a more poignant and vivid story in my mind because of it.) So, yes…I was afraid that the spider was going to do…something, but more than that I was afraid that my ideas of things to write about had dried up. After all, if it can happen to an artist like Sting, than who am I to be confident?

I have been reading a LOT of self -improvement and personal growth books and listening to speakers on Hay House radio in the past several months, so of course I recognized my “ego” starting up the same old drama and negative self-talk. So many different methods at improving oneself but they can be distilled into basics – the first step is to recognize your symptoms as they occur and counteract them. Reduce negativity. Emphasize the positive. Incorporate healthy habits for spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental aspects of your life. How you get there is what is different for everyone. My fear of running out of ideas was untested – it was just a figment of my imagination and not based on reality at all.  So as I talked my fear down and turned off the water, my attention focused back to the spider. Was it still alive? Was it going to jump at me if I tried to step over it?

I leaned over to discover my fear was a hair ball. How appropriate.

Have a great day everyone. Be Fearless!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. kressg23
    Jun 19, 2014 @ 23:58:57

    Bwaaaaahahahahahahaha!!!!! That’s awesome!

    Reply

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