I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.
Sunday, my day of rest. The sky is blue, the sun is out and the streets are quiet. Tomorrow I will be up at 5.30 and in the shala at 6. What will I do if it rains outside? I don't have a car (when talking about non-violence, a yoga-aspect, I think cars are very violent) there are no buses and to arrive at the shala soaking wet will be not so nice. Hmmm, have to think about this for a bit. But hey, why worry now? Worrying is like walking outside with an umbrella when it's a sunny day with no clouds in the sky.
No practice for me today. Ah well, at least no Ashtanga. I like Restorative practices, a bit like Yin Yoga, stretching the muscles and opening your body, but without active movement and sweat. Perfect for a Sunday. I am reading Elizabeth Gilbert's book Big Magic. She's the writer of Eat, Pray, Love (very comforting story!) and this book is about finding your creative talents and how to explore and exploit them. She refers to Joan Didion who said:
“I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.”
I totally agree. When I start writing, I may have one thing, one sentence, one thought, I know I want to write. Most of the time I have written it down in my little notebook. But as soon as my fingers touch the keyboard, words and sentences start to flow, almost by themselves. Magic. Big Magic. You have no idea how much ideas you have.