Monday, 18 August 2014

slaying the dragon......


It's a funny thing coming here today. I wanted to catch the thought of this strange, or perhaps not so strange idea of a double edge sword I find myself travelling along. I love this visual place of ideas and inspiration. I could honestly say that most of the things I do or aspire to do have sprung from this online world, over the last couple of years. For me inspiration is what moves me. Really quite literally.

But the truth of the matter is this.......,
as I look around I can see quite clearly what I'm not.
I'm not saying this is a bad thing.
Maybe it's a very necessary thing. Maybe it's helps with right now.

you see I'm not creating a blog which is stampeding along.
I'm not running a busy on-line shop.
I'm not on a weight loss programme.
Or jogging, or stretching. 
I'm not going on lots of family days out. 
I'm not making or designing anything.
I'm not cooking interesting things. Or baking.
I'm not doing a 30 day anything.
I am not being radical.
I'm not having enough positive discussions about what's going to happen in September either. 
I not sure what it is I am doing.
but it seems to take up most my time.

Actually I've been rather good at letting the comparison dragon, take over today, and it's kind of blocking me from connecting to be honest.....or honestly connecting!

and I need to slay it. 

Self-acceptance come out come out wherever you are!


♥♥♥


21 comments:

  1. I understand how you feel. I just wanted to say that I think your blog is lovely and I enjoy seeing what you make and do. I think it's all very interesting.

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  2. Slay the dragon, baby. You are one of us, living in a complex world, trying to be authentic. I love visiting because it all looks like it is all working in a very happy way. This too shall pass and I don't know how but it is going to all work out.

    xxxooo e

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  3. I enjoy your makes very much. You have listed all the negatives about what you are not, but none of the positives about what you are.

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  4. Do your own thing, that's what I say!

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  5. Be you. That's what people read your blog for! Xxx

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  6. I know what you mean, deeply…
    Be yourself and don't feel inadequate !!!! I like you the way you are and you express yourself on the pages of your blog!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  7. One thing's for sure, if you didn't blog we wouldn't have met!!!! And I am glad we did my friend!!! I think you just have to do your own thing!!! Nevermind anything and everybody else!!!! I find it interesting to see that even though you live on the other side of the world, our lives are not all that different!!!! Family, work, weather and crafting and so on all influences our lives in more or less the same way!!!! I love your blog and I love your brutal honesty in your writing style!!!! Sometimes I feel right there with you!!! I love that!!!! Have a happy week, Heather!!!
    Love
    AMarie xxx

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  8. I loved this post... I am thinking mostly same with you about my life.. Sometimes I'm trying to force myself but generally I can not use "my time" enough good.
    I should organize my time and think on this subject...
    Thank you for nudging me :)

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  9. I'm not doing much of that either - join the club! x

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  10. Try not to look around and compare what you do to others, I like the quote 'comparison is the thief of joy.' What you do is lovely and unique, that's why I visit! Have a lovely day. :)

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  11. You have listed all the things about what you are not, but at the end is important what you are. Be yourself and people will enjoy your litttle adventures in life!::Silvia

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  12. Why would you want to compare? Sameness is boring. Do you own thing. I love your little corner of blogland ... Bee xx

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  13. But you have taken a beautiful photo and written this post which has rung true with so many people. Sometimes not doing is exactly the right thing to do.

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  14. You need to do nothing other than be yourself!!! You are just right as you are, and doing just whatever you are meant to be at this time. Don't compare, just be you! We are happy to read and see whatever you are or are not doing, just be and that is OK!! xx

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  15. I sometimes think we can all appear to be doing far more than we are. And that certain supposedly good things - stampeding blogs among them - are mixed blessings at best.

    One thing you are doing ... being wise among bloggers who appreciate your ability to distil and articulate and clarify how they also often feel.

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  16. Heather my dear, just be yourself.....everyone else is taken! :) xxx

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  17. Thank you for your honesty. Really. I appreciate it. I once heard that we are human beings, not human doings, so stop doing and just be :-)
    Be encouraged.

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  18. Thank goodness for you, Heather. For you have put into words most eloquently what many of us feel. That is a quite a gift.

    Stephanie

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  19. Hey sweet, lets hope you found your gorgeous self acceptance by now as I just love you and everything about your space. You know comparing ourselves with others (we all do it!) is such a dreadful thing to do, I am learning as I am getting older (in fact just told myself this yesterday when I felt rather fed up with playground politics, that I like being different, yes I don't mind standing on my own when I am not in the mood to talk to others and this week I am not, I am missing my kids too much and can't trust myself not to break out in tears and that should be ok right and who gives a damn what anyone else thinks!) that it doesn't really matter, in the grand scheme of thing what matters is love and gratitude. Spare yourself a minute and go to youtube to look at the wonders that these two simple words and emotions can do to water at a molecular level (look at the work of Masaru Emoto) sometimes a little perspective helps. BTW it is also perfectly acceptable to be feeling like this every now and then, it is a little like absence makes the heart grow fonder. Sending you much love my dear! xoxo

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  20. I know the feeling. But you are you and we are al still visiting here, because we like what you do and write on your blog. :-)

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Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Hasidic saying