June 17, 2015

the Goliath in the room

As I enter into my creative space, someone insists on coming along with me.  It is never invited and comes in anyway.  It is my Goliath.  This uninvited visitor is called performing and positioning.

Performing and positioning looks like thinking about the outcome and needing it to look a certain way. At times it feels like I am on stage delivering a line in front of a crowd. Using hashtags to position myself in certain places.  Saving ideas, insights, and words for a later day or never. These are just a few ways performing and positioning make their way to my creative life.  These have taken me to stuck places and have stopped me, in their own unique way, from doing the work that needs to be done.

So I pray for new insights into how to tackle this Goliath that keeps inviting himself.  Today, the insight comes in the form of peacefully fruitful.  I want my work to be a faithful and peaceful response to promptings from the Spirit.

My peacefully fruitful insight looks like this today:

  • the outcome doesn't matter. walk into the unexpected.
  • i am not on stage. it is a life. a joyful response to the Spirit. my beacon.
  • hashtags are fun.  use them purposefully and sparingly.
  • saving creates overwhelm.  savor and share openly. 

Goliath will come with full force or in subtle ways. And because I don't expect him to knock next time, clarifying ways to respond is today's prompting.

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