Riding the Wild Pony of Spontaneity
I don’t really have big news, I just like writing this new word and letting my muse get a little wild. The word is made up by Allison Marie of Glory Begin. If you don’t know Allison, buckle up and prepare for a wild ride! She is boldly authentic with a clear and juicy voice. Be warned, there will be lots of swearing and potty mouth. Sometimes it bothers me, but I love her authenticity and passion. Allison is full of life and definitely true to herself. She’s helping me learn how to embrace my wild child!
There are no big insights from my week of quiet and reduced digital time. I got tired of the quiet and decided to get back to writing and connecting with my blog. Neither answers not quiet were forthcoming, so I’m switching gears. Talking with a friend about her process for making decisions, Christi mentioned how pulling back into herself wasn’t working. However, when she opened herself to life and relationships, answers and paths opened up. Christi has great insights for living more authentically, learning to say no and yes appropriately.
Her process resonated with me. My defensive posture of pulling back from life hasn’t worked. So I’m going to keep writing, connecting and allowing life to guide me in the direction of highest good. I’m going to do my best to follow my passions and the voice of love.
Funny how things work. After writing the above, I spent the day with a friend. We had a nice meal, talked, drank a nice dessert wine and watched a marathon session of House of Cards. For perspective, I rarely drink or watch TV, so this was a break in my routines. Later, I delivered a photo to another friend, managed to lose my keys (thankfully there is a spare) and came home. No big news except that I noticed I was wide open, happy and full of life. I had the realization that my inner spirit had a chance to run wild and play yesterday. I was noticing and savoring each little moment, whether a tasty snack, losing my keys or dancing in my room. I felt radically alive and ready to savor each moment.
I can see how I’ve gotten so routine in my life that even the small spontaneities of drinking, playing and dancing broke my spirit free. And let me tell you it felt fantastic. Look out world. I’m ready to live, love and play with zest! Maybe my focus for 2016 will be play and spontaneity. 🙂
Ride that wild pony!