Patterns, Part 1

Towards the end of 2014, I realized that I was becoming a lot more organized, thanks to a little research in various organizational methods, such as GTD, live action item lists, and so on. Where much of my work in poetry is in the abstract, other parts of me crave a marked progress.

Meditation, for one, has been something very important to me for a long time now, and over time I think I’ve better learned how to pace myself and stop trying to break, what I called for so long, the wild animal in me. Mindfulness has been instrumental in helping me through the rough times and helping me to know myself better. In one sense, as everything is constantly changing, how do we ultimately get to better know ourselves? Perhaps I’m trying to develop a better understanding of patterns, and how to change them, should I feel the need to. I do believe we can gain better control, and better navigate the emotional storms.

I remind myself every day to keep a cool head. In a so-called professional environment, we often don’t have the luxury to just let it fly. A more careful approach is required. And yet we don’t want to feel that we’re walking around on egg shells, ultimately morphing into someone else to be an artless people pleaser.

To be continued…