Mom Was Right

Dear Ones:

I’ve realised my mom was right. I have been blogging too much, working too much, exploring too much, thinking too much, exercising too much and plain pushing myself to exhaustion. When she first said it, of course I disagreed with her. “You don’t understand, I’m FINE,” I said. And we all know what that “fine” means. But a simple comment by Yuka today on how I’d mistakingly written “orange” in place of “apple” in a previous post,  finally touched the right nerve.

Believe me, I’ve had the best of intentions. I’ve blogged everyday because I enjoy doing it but also because I believe it will one day, some way or another, make me a real writer. For the past two years, I have not stopped. Even now, on holiday! I am walking, thinking, over-thinking, exploring, photographing, blogging, and freelancing. Then I write a post about holiday blues. I am so silly.

I don’t want to be like this anymore.

So, I have made a choice. The great Bahai leader, Abdu’l-Baha says:

“One cannot obtain the full force of the sunlight when it is cast on a flat mirror, but once the sun shineth upon a concave mirror, or on a lens that is convex, all its heat will be concentrated on a single point, and that one point will burn the hottest. Thus is it necessary to focus one’s thinking on a single point so that it will become an effective force.”

In short, I am finally going to take that overdue holiday. I am going to enjoy my upcoming travels to their fullest and I am going to live in the moment. This means photographing less, blogging less, hopefully thinking less and overall, chilling the F out. I guess my only concern is losing followers but I know that my health comes first and that this way, contrary to my previous thinking, I can become a better writer. Something to do with quality over quantity, I guess.

In the words of Anne Lamott:  “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you”.

Again, thank you for being there.

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19 comments

  1. You must connect on a deep level with your essence and renew your connection to your creator. He has a plan and you are essential to it’s enfolding. You will move and the plan will become apparent if you trust. Everything that you need is in your closet, in your toolbox in your hands. The computer and all distractions must be turned off to slow down. Shabat means stop.
    It’s more necessary today than ever before. Moms know.

    One can push oneself, stay up all night working. However the adrenal glands are spilling out secretions and after a while they get depleted and then you can be really wrecked.

    Follow the golden mean.

    Fondly,
    Ida

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  2. A break reinvigorates you and prevent your burn out. As you go on holidays you will find out that when you get back to the grind again you will be deepened. Have an enjoyable holiday and a fulfilling one. Bon voyage on the interesting places you will be visiting.

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  3. Sometimes I think we focus too much on follower numbers rather than the love of blogging and writing. You deserve a break, and the people that matter won’t stop following. Enjoy your relaxation.

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  4. It has been great seeing what you do. I enjoy reading your stuff. However, if you feel like you need to take a break, do so. You have done much, and you have many great things to do. Enjoy your rest.

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