I’ve had this little gem from the Universe tucked back for a rainy day. Only the sun is shining. And the temperature is warming up a bit. As I was looking back through my drafts, I found this and it spoke to me.
Silver, if it was just about surviving, getting by, and keeping things the way they are, then how would you explain imagination?
If it was just about sacrifice, selflessness, and altruism, then how would you explain desire?
And if it was just about thinking, reflection, and spiritual stuff, then how would you explain the physical world?
Get the picture, Silver? Want it all. That’s what it’s there for.
Vroom, vroom –
And if it was just about working, Silver, how would you explain weekends?
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Yes, this. All of it. I know I’ve been “trapped” in a cycle of each of these things. When life pressed in dark and heavy, a spark from my imagination would light the way. When I got lost in spinning stories in my head, unwilling to face the real world, something always jarred me loose so that I came “back to life” as it were. And for a very long time, it was all about the work. Seven days a week. Pushing, demanding, so focused I lost the spark–the one thing I truly needed to keep working. My imagination. I’ve learned, this past year. Balance. I need it. I need to remember what my dad used to tell me: Set aside some dreaming time. But I also need to remain committed to moving forward with my career.
So…weekends, huh? What do you have planned? 😀