Today I spent my entire day with Owen. Just the two of us. Jacob and Matt were off on their own adventure and it was just Owen and I here at home together. It was a totally lazy day – movies, munchies, and just spending time together.
At one point, he wanted to play video games, so I went to the studio and did some painting.
While waiting for stuff to dry, I took a few moments and meditated in the quiet. I meditated on a few simple words: Fly, Soar, Be Brave, Go Boldly.
During this meditation, I felt a few moments of peace, of contentment. And then it was there that I wrote a few words on the idea of change. A few words that stirred my soul.
change – a poem
change comes at the most inopportune times
it is not controlled by me
change is it’s own force
that which does not kill me shall not make my
strength, independence, and creativity are my fuel
your lack of identity and abundance of doubt
are not my problem
your problems are yours
but they are the ignition of my unforeseen changes
you may pour the gas
i control the burn
change is coming it’s sweet lighter-fluid scented heat fills my air
be careful stay strong
embrace the fire use it as motivation
throw open the windows the shutters
jump you will not fall
you will not fail
though control is futile
and fire will scorch, scar, and scathe
shall spring forth
Not sure where that all came from – sometimes it just flows out and I have to try and capture it before I lose the words. I wrote it down, wanting to make sure that this one didn’t get away.
A lot of poetry is fleeting and I often am unable to get it all down as it comes fast and furious. This one came so soft in the quiet of my meditation that it felt like it was meant to be kept.
I know that sounds a bit crazy, but sometime the creative process can feel that way – inspiration strikes when it wants, not always on our timetable.
While it is not my normal type of blog post, I wanted to share it as it is a bit of a meditation itself and a creative piece that I guess my brain has been working on for a while now. Getting it out there sometimes is all that is needed.
I wish you all the best this upcoming week and may the fires of change create amazing new realities.