Hey, as I’m writing this I’m realizing that this is such a new thing for me. I should be celebrating this time that I’m giving myself and be excited to share this. I find it difficult to be motivated some days. I feel that during this pandemic there have been a lot of those days. I can only say that self motivation is key and so important to your success. I have started getting up earlier, writing lists for myself to complete. And I feel great crossing those things off the list when I complete them. Writing this post was one of the things on my list and here we go. I Tweeted this morning @Blackmoremedia1 (on twitter) and I wanted to start something fresh and new for #MindfulMinutesWithMusicians and #BlackmoreMedia. But selfishly, it’s really so that I’m able to use this to motivate myself. I hope that you also find motivation in this and let me know if you do.
I wanted to touch base and see how everyone’s doing. I have been all over the place myself and can only imagine the things that people are dealing with now. All I can say is that there is a time to rest and be mindful of your space and time. There is also a time where we have to take the steps to move forward and make it through what we are dealing with. I think that these times are the Ying and Yang of our equilibrium, and we have to be open and willing to go through these moments with all the strength we have. I think you are good people, you have dreams and aspirations. I think that sometimes we lose sight of that and I want to remind you and myself that we were meant to do great things. This world is ever changing and we are constantly evolving through it. Lets be willing to be the branch that bends with the wind, so that we don’t break.
I am here, not as a writer or as someone who claims to know anything about mindfulness. I seriously started all of this because I was reaching for strings to find out what to do during a pandemic when my entire industry was halted. That’s a daunting and shocking reality. It was one that hit hard and is still effecting me to this day. I have been lucky enough to have been able to come across some amazing people this year and I have also been able to see the journey of a lot of people. Not everyone is doing OK. Not everyone is living out the lives that they’re showing you on Instagram. Or whatever social media that they’ve chosen. I guess this leads to what I wanted to share, was that it is always going to be a process to find and cultivate those inspirations. And I could be campy and say that you just have to wait for those moments and harness them. But that’s not the truth, sometimes it’s really hard to find inspiration. Sometimes you have to go out there and grab it, or create it. Sometimes it’s best to take that time away to clear your thoughts and come back at it to find that inspiration. I’m not even going to say that I know how to find inspiration. That is a journey for everyone to go through. I know that the one thing that you can always count on and fall back on is your breath. Take a breath. That is the best place to start looking for inspiration and it can only lead you in the right direction.