I published this post in a slightly different form in September 2015 for the first time and am re-posting it at the original date:
Good morning writers and other mindful ones!
I greet you under the full moon and out of the darkness.
Not blogging a sign of the coming darkness
It’s a sign of the coming darkness (depression) when I stop writing, and I should have known, but I didn’t. I suspect that is part of living with depression and anxiety that you just don’t always figure what is going on.
On the other hand, though I suspect that being mindful adds to the depression. Well, maybe it’s not being mindful but being a sensitive one. Sensitive to the masks people put on. Sensitive to the lies around me to get me do what some others want. Sensitive to the subtle changes in energy. Sensitive to so much more around me.
I am mindful of it, but maybe I haven’t learned yet how to protect myself and to be able to follow my path. There are things that I have to discover and ponder. There are posts to be written and joy to be spread.
However, I feel drained and speechless. Too much going on around me. Or in me? Who knows!
Being mindful doesn’t mean to avoid your life’s challenges
I also suspect that being mindful doesn’t mean that you don’t have to face your life challenges anymore. It’s just a different way of dealing with it. And writing for me seems to be closely connected to being mindful and sensitive.
Just get on with it
Can I offer you advice on how to get on when you feel drained and speechless? Of course, I can but in the end you just have to get on with it. That’s what it boils down to in the end. Just get on with it.
Get on with it when the words are hard to find.
Get on with it when the exhaustion hits hard.
Get on with it no matter what.
So often I do not follow that advice. I believe though that those times are necessary too. It’s when change is happening. And change can’t always be expressed directly. It has to grow inside yourself to be revealed when the time is right.
Acceptance of yourself, of your cycles and of you being human is essential! May you find it on this Mindful Monday!
And what about you?
So how is your writing going? And what does Mindfulness mean to you?