Saturday, April 30, 2011

Writing goals, other goals, intentions

I find it difficult to let go of trying to accomplish too much in one day; that's my biggest flaw. Or, one of them--I have many. I am always disappointed in my progress each day, both with my writing and with my life.

I just keep chugging away and my to-do lists (my writing and other stuff lists) get longer and longer.

I need to clean and reorganize, but I always want to do some writing (or art) first, and since I rarely make my goal for writing (or art), I keep pushing back the cleaning each day.

Goals are what we mean to do in the world, the phenomenal world.

Intentions can relate to those, but also in growth. I intend to be calm and nonjudgemental, though I still find myself judging. I intend to open myself to happiness and even bliss, I intend to be loving and accepting, but I still get angry. I notice these things and continue on, doing what I can the best I can.

Blue swan art by me, click on image to view larger.


John said...

What a great post. I think you have summed up what many people feel. Of course this part of us that pushes us to be better can do it positively by saying "How well you have done today!" or negatively "Is that all you have managed to do today?" All in the mind.

We are often our harshest judge.

One Woman's Thoughts said...

Oh yes, yes, yes, I understand!

I had to laugh because I was thinking the same thoughts this morning. So much I need and want to do and yet the clock does keep ticking. Hmmm . . . maybe just toss out the clock???

It's a great post, don't be too hard on yourself.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you both for your kindness. :-D

I am trying to be more gentle with myself and others.


I have such aspirations!!!!