Food for thought
The lasting revolution comes from deep change in ourselves.
— Anais Nin
Writing is a passion of mine. My other passion, horses, melds with writing and coaching to address my core passion which is the “adventure of life” or more accurately, the pursuit of play. I write, horse-around, and coach because it is fun and it is my transportation to passionate play. Play as I use it here, means joy and the utter lack of resistance to being in the moment. It is the all-encompassing sensual experience that includes the ever-present current of our inextricable connection to life.
If I have a certain emotion elicited by an experience, I love to write about the experience in a very real and sensual way. As I proceed, I build the emotion to a fervent level within myself thus expanding my experience of that emotion and allowing it a place within. Writing transports what is “within” out and what is “out” back in. For me, it creates a sense of oneness, a dissolving of perceived separateness. I have a greater awareness of self than I previously had for having written a piece or, for that matter, having coached a session. The experience is the same when I coach.
Life is not a steady, hum-drum beat (at least for me), but rather a symphony complete with crescendo and berceuse (lullaby). The interesting thing is that I have begun to notice that every crescendo holds at its heart a berceuse and the berceuse waits for the crescendo. One is not whole without the other, nor is the imagination incited unless we hear life’s myriad tones combined.
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