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your own brand of inspiration

April 15, 2018 , , , , , , , , , ,

I am on holidays. Wonderful, blessed, not-a-minute-too-soon holidays.

And I find myself too easily aimlessly wandering, or working flat-out, and not leaning into my own inspiration. I am working off the residual momentum of Term 1, rather than making choices on how I’d like to spend my time with purpose and clarity. With joy and measure.

And the very worst incentive of all, I am working off the “let’s do it ALL” mentality, so that I can just do absolutely nothing for 2 weeks.

Which is the most unhealthy that you can be in terms of creative thinking and self-inspiration.

The thing is, nothing is ever complete. Everything is in a state of change, and is delightfully, annoying impermanent. And if you get stuck on trying to FINISH, you’ll never, ever really LIVE. If you’re able to walk each day step by step, without hurrying but without stopping, the day is so absolutely full of delight and learning. And I forget that when I am wrung-out-exhausted at the end of the term.

What helps right now is finding inspiration from those amazing people who have suffered hardship, or have had to struggle hard to find their place in life. At present, what is capturing my imagination is how pure passion and fire for work is the difference between an actual trajectory or aimless wanderings. It both amazes and inspires me that when there is passion and excellence, a certain heat and light comes off it, or the person in question. I have the stomach-flipping moment of wondering, poignantly, “Well, what do I stand for?!”

And I realise that my LIFE has been my trajectory. In the playful, stupidly colourful way that I have lived it. The passion in my words when I am invested in my teaching is unmistakable, and if I do nothing else but instil love and confidence into every one of my students, then I have done enough.

I need to remember that.

There is nothing that drives me more than a student who has not only achieved their full ability, but has done so realising their full worth. They have achieved excellence not AT the cost of their well-being, but BECAUSE of their well-being. They have done it wholly, playfully, with brimming REALNESS of the very essence of who they are. They haven’t CONFORMED. They have BEEN.

That’s the way I want to live.

And I take some time these holidays to rediscover that love of life, that dedication to teaching, and that pure authenticity of being.

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I actually find it difficult to explain how much I enjoyed this. Especially the part about inspirations. I love learning from others.

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daughter of an annorexic

April 15, 2018

Thank you so much, that is a wonderful compliment! So glad you enjoyed my word + that I was able to share something that was inspiring. 🙂

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mskwokkie

April 16, 2018

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