Because it’s there

8 09 2010

Most of the time we do things just because they present themselves to us first.

We tend to the screaming child, when the silent one has needs unseen. We do the chore most visibly urgent. We read the magazine on the table, not the books on the shelf. We talk to the people we see daily, forgetting long lost friends.

I think that this kind of rut is entirely different and more dangerous than ordinary laziness, because non-lazy people do it, too. We all do it. But remember how good it felt to reconnect with that person, or complete that scrapbook you had to dust off to hold? Change up your life by moving things around on your shelves and tables. Really look out your windows and appreciate your wall hangings. Take a deep breath, a long look, and what can you find?

Do one little thing differently every day, and you will begin to see how easy it really is to change habits when you change this one habit of seeing something just because it’s there. Your creative flair will flourish.

You might find it’s also easier to pick up a habit that gives back – taking a few moments to find local produce at the store; grouping your errands to save more gas. Green habits are one form of daily creative rebellion, and that’s something we all could use.

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10 09 2010
bendedspoon

so true
under the file
may be the forgotten life.
we’re too busy finding
what we already have within
🙂

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