Archive for March 17th, 2010
Hello my friend,
Welcome to the 19th installment of The Creative Journey, the experience of one Charles Yerkes, Eadarian Poet, perpetuator, and otherwise mildly creative and excessively modest personage.
Our book has finally been released. I know, I know it took months of waiting, months of wondering if the release date would ever arrive. But our patience has paid off.
It was thrilling to go to Amazon.com and search for Eadar and have it pull up almost magically before our eyes. There is a severe lack of words to describe all that was being felt as our book was seen there on the screen, listed on that major web site.
As exciting as this was, though, I have been fortunate of late to be introduced to some articles on excitement. On being excited about the proper things, things, which will allow the excitement to continue and even build when things do not work out as, hoped or planned for. That it is important to be excited about the process – not the end. To be excited by the underlying intentions and not the idea or vision or dream of where I want these intentions to go.
This allows the excitement to flow and even build when the end result is not what was originally intended and certainly not desired. For example: We have all heard by now that, at present, there will be no audio book for this project. This was not the planned outcome. When I went to record the book last December, I was very excited about having an audio book available and at being the one who recorded it. The dream was an audio version of my stories to enhance the book experience for my friends and fans. As I was excited by this outcome, I was greatly distressed when, due to technical difficulties, the audio book was tabled. Preventing this dream from becoming a reality.
But, as I shifted my focus back to the underlying intention, that of telling these stories, I was able to get excited once again, because, the stories are still going to be told. And because I’m excited and positive once again, I have been able to see other options for achieving this. More on these later.
But for now, I am excited, positive, and happy. Things are not going as originally thought, but by not being in love with that thought, things can now be malleable – they can change and I’m not distraught by that. How is it said in one of the articles I have been reading… Oh yes, you have to be detached, not disinterested. And these are not the same thing.
So be very interested, but keep things held very loosely in your fingers. (this my own paraphrase).
Not always easy. But to borrow a slightly over used but truly meaningful phrase none-the-less, keep focused on the big picture. If you can do this you tend not to sweat the small stuff.
And if you are like me, you already spend way too much on deodorant with out increasing your oderific output.
Stay excited and don’t sweat the small stuff, and I’ll try not to either.
Until next time,
Live Nobly, Live Well
Eadarian Poet, Perpetuator, Photographer, and Fiddle Player