When you give, who are you doing that for? What’s in it for you? What’s in it for the other person? What energy is behind it?
In the dark, little moments of joy can be the lights that help guide the way to a better tomorrow.
Adrenaline is a hormone that can give us access to our reserves of energy in emergency situations. Yet, when most of our lives end up feeling like an emergency, those reserves get depleted and the adrenaline becomes addictive.
We often think we have a pretty good idea of the future ahead based on our experiences of the past. But sometimes, that future becomes really unclear. How does that make us feel? And how can we respond?
My friend asked me ‘how did it get this far?’ and I asked myself the same question. Not just for me, personally, but for a society as a whole as well, with so many dropping out due to burnout. What’s really going on here?
I love writing and sharing what I write. But poetry does something very different for me. It’s a short-cut to my deepest self. This is how it works for me.
Many of us have princples that guide our lives, ideals that we’ve translated into practical habits to reflect who we want to be. But sometimes, those principles are too hard to uphold, or conflict with one another, or somehow don’t really seem to mirror that initial ideal. Is it alright not to live according to your own principles for a while?
Sometimes we find ourselves running and running and running, without really knowing why or what from. Writing can help clear up those questions. I did just that and want to share where it got me.
What makes pressing that pause button so difficult? What does it trigger? And why should we take that dreaded break?
When have you worked enough? When have you ‘earned’ the right to take some rest? Are you weak if you just can’t manage to keep up with the day-to-day rhythm? I was forced to look at some of these questions, through my own very personal lens.