Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pay Attention

"Do stuff; be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead.
Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager."
~Susan Sontag

A dearest friend sent me the above quote and it came at just the opportune time. I have passions and ideas for my life, but I don't take a hold of them because of extreme fear. I am always waiting for something to happen. But I don't take action because o.f fear or doubt or waiting for someone else's approval.

Sometimes it is okay to wait, while other times it necessary to reach out and do something. Sometimes you just have to push through the confusion and doubt and grab hold of the courage you have deep inside yourself.

You never know who your life might impact when you just take a step forward. Whatever it is. Whether it is going to 2 college classes or creating a new food blog or being vulnerable with a friend. It is all scary, but when you try beautiful things can happen.

Take notice of life around you. Slow down when everything in you screams speed up. Learn to listen when everything shouts talk louder.
In our going forward we don't know who we might influence all long the way. Stay aware of others' needs. Stay aware of your own needs and don't judge or belittle them. Who knows what kind of connection can be made through trying and noticing.

1 comment:

Gabrielle @ i.craft said...

very wise indeed...I am trying the listen and don't talk louder bit all the time. The rattling of one's inner voice does not need to come out sometimes...maybe most of the time. :)