I often feel like I have to provide some beautiful, profound insight with every blog entry I post in TDS. That’s probably partly why I’ve had some issues with writers block.
I had a bad experience at an airport on Sunday. Or, I defined it as bad. We were in a queue for a long time while other peoples queues were moving quickly, and we thought we were going to miss our airplane. This was after a particularly stressful arrival at said airport, and I thought I was going crazy.
Then through the chaos and stress of the moment I heard a quote.
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will you ever be polished?” -Rumi
I wanted nothing more than for that quote to go away and leave me alone. Why do I need to be polished? I am fine as I am.
After boarding the plane I sat down and decided to write a list of things that made life beautiful. Predictably it started out pretty generic.
Clichés. (That’s not part of the list, by the way.)
Then I suddenly got the urge to write down “velvet”. Why velvet? Did it make life worth living?
Well if not velvet then what?
I realised I had opened a door. The list changed tack and started growing.
Big bags of grain. (Think of the movie Amelie).
My new bicycle. Oh yes. That one brings me to…
The wind. The feeling of moving quickly downhill.
All these blessings seem to be rooted in the here and now of experiencing them. How interesting.
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Sadie Fulton is a 23-year-old with a massive vision for the world and a million different avenues she pursues to help get it there. She grew up traveling and has developed into a full-time activist, full-time lover of humanity, part-time musician, and she is now training to be a life coach. Above all, she wants to reach people and bring on a new era of love. If you want to share with her, get her perspective on something you are going through, or anything else at all, send her an email at sadie.fulton *at* gmail.com.