In the past few years, my life has shifted from totally focusing on writing, editing, and reviewing, to now doing barely any of this. Writing was a way of escaping my reality, but now I needed to give reality my full attention. I tried to get back into writing, or even just editing or reviewing, but I didn't have the drive to do it. My mind wasn't focused on those things anymore. There were more pressing issues that required all my attention, questions I didn't have answers for, dilemmas I needed to resolve.
So I turned inward. I studied many New Age concepts, such as the law of attraction, vibrational frequency, living in the moment, mindfulness meditation, A Course in Miracles, and even quantum mechanics. I became fascinated by the double slit experiment, and how just observing an experiment changes the outcome. I've always believed in the power of the mind and positive thinking, but I immersed myself in the concept so I could learn how to influence my reality and create a better future.
I also turned to nature. Hiking has become my favorite activity, and I often escape to my mountain to refresh my mind and get a good workout. I also joined group hikes and met wonderful people while having a great time and indulging in breathtaking views.
So I'm giving writing a break, focusing on tuning in with my inner power. Maybe all this will be good material for writing later on, who knows? For now, I'm learning to be happy with where I am right now, without pursuing future goals, without resisting what is, but just accepting my life as it is and being okay with my circumstances. That doesn't mean I won't take action to change things, but the first step is to accept and let go of any resistance, then follow my inner guidance to take action, instead of reacting to everything life throws at me. Let's see how it goes!
Writing a First Draft by Paul Greci
2 days ago