So I'm sitting here transcribing some interviews I recorded probably a month ago ... one is with my eco warrior friend, Dianne Peterson who doesn't have a website, but if she did, she would also need a personal biographer to keep up with her salons and meetings with the mayor of Pittsburgh and other notable film makers and writers of the eco warrior tribe - and the other is with Todd Fink who is a kind, wise seeker, philosopher and musician with The Giving Tree Band - who, coincidentally, are on tour right now. You should check them out if you get a chance. (Their new album is killer and I cannot wait to tell you more about the energy work that is within it - it's just wonderful!)
Both were great conversations so I will be sharing them soon.
Life, you know, it interrupts me sometimes.
So, as I'm sitting here, I'm getting messages from friends and I'm complaining back, "My butt hurts from sitting so long. My eyes hurt from staring at the computer screen. I'm getting old and my right eye is fading faster than my left eye. And so in so writer is blah blah blah"
To which my friend writes back, "There is no spoon."
This is when I recall an email I had gotten from Derek Sivers two days ago which I didn't open until this morning. He doesn't blog often, but when he does it is short, sweet and straight to the point. I hope you will enjoy Ego is the Enemy and Actions, not words reveal our real values.
So, I see emails and messages coming in and I need to stretch my legs and yet another glass of ice water or coffee and hours pass by and I am realizing how much research needs to be done before I can write these interviews fully and honorably ... and then I realize some of this aforementioned wisdom. Like a gift of magic, it's an invitation, it's permission ... to not be perfect and to get it out there. Brene Brown says it best, and I'm paraphrasing here: there are a lot of perfect unfinished things that just never get out of yourself and into the world.
You probably know this already, as I did - because it's all already out there - everything already exists. My perfectionism gets in the way and my ego gets in the way. But then .. Like Mary Ann reminded me, there is no spoon.
Thanks to all you magicians and alchemists out there. You probably don't even know how wonderful you are.
So what are you waiting for?!