Here is another 15 minute “free write”, just as I did 3 weeks ago. Pardon the time lapse, and I have no excuse! My intention is to post on my blog at least twice a week, and I have more than enough material, believe you me! 🙂
Sometimes we find wisdom in unusual places, or from unexpected situations that often go unnoticed. Witness the following, and bear in mind my writing here is free-flowing, unedited, no spell check, and uncensored!
“How doth the busy little bumble bee go about her daily spree? She is heavyweight, not at all lite enough for flight. Does it matter in the least, tho she be quite a tiny beast! Stories say the bumble bee is industrious as can possibly be. She defies the law of gravity by flying high and defty moving from blossum to blossum and fulfilling her dream… The busy little bumblebee is so coordinated and graceful. So why should it matter that she has a fat ass? When you watch this fair creature in action, you have to marvel at her ease and grace, despite her amply endowed midriff. Bees don’t care about that “Fol de Rol” and such a discriminatory frame of mind. Let’s bee more generous about all beings who are larger than “normal” and admire and appreciate their many attributes. There is much to admire about the bumblebee. I have to watch myself around her, lest I get stung. However, I am careful and I don’t bother her, as she goes about her buzzing business, and she probably doesn’t notice me. All bees are hardworkers in the aminal kingdom and always fulfill their purpose each day. They have an innate wisdom and built-in time clock, knowing they have to finish their work before dusk or sundown, and be back at the hive well before dark. That’s why you never see a bee at night. I have encountered them in and around swimming pools. One time, I had to rescue a bee in the water, and get her to safety just outside the pool. I set her down gently, said a prayer and blew on her — what I call the “breath of life”. It would be rather difficult to give mouth to mouth resuscitation to a honeybee, wouldn’t it? Anywho, the honeybee did recover and flew away. I was happy and so relieved. I had just saved a life~!”
The following essay was written entirely from my sub-conscious mind. I may have already published it, as it was composed early on in my blogging. It is unrestricted, unedited and free-flowing as purely an exercise in “Free Writing”. It was written in exactly 15 minutes, non-stop by hand, and meant to conquer writer’s block. It worked, because my posts followed thereafter — YAY!
I am starting this new weekly entry for Wednesdays. I’m simply trying it out for fun. This particular topic of “vulnerability” is very relevant these days, and seems to be the latest wise advice from New Age thought leaders. Anyway, it’s uppermost on my mind right now. So here goes…
“Who cares so much that they want others to think they are being authentic and vulnerable? Should we care about that? I’m not so sure and I would bet that most people don’t feel comfortable letting others see them in a vulnerable or compromising state. No sirrie Bob! So why all this emphasis or being vulnerable and transparent? How do you even know if the person is really being like that? maybe it’s nothing more than a clever ruse. Ever stop to think it could be used just to suck people in and fool them? You never know whether or not someone is being truthful about their feeling. Well there is one way to know. Crying. If the person gets chocked up and hesitant, feeling self-conscious, then chances are they’re truly genuine and not pretending. You can fake laughter, as you hear that all the time, with laugh tracks for silly TV shows that aren’t all that funny. But crying is such a visceral sensation, that it’s virtually impossible to imitate the sound without giving yourself away as an imposter. And we all really dislike being shafted or fooled in any way, shape or form don’t we?
So the point of all this is that vigilence is the price of liberty, or in other words, watch out for dishonest types that will do their level best to fool you and make you feel like a fool, which no one likes and we usually do our best to avoid. This being vigilant (actually eternal vigilance) is something that we need to cultivate, especially now with the threats against our most sacred possession — our identity. You wouldn’t want someone stealing your identity and getting away with it, would you? Heck no! so we must perforce be on alert at all times, so we can nip the evil doers and cyberthieves in the bud. That is so vital to our physical and psychological safety and I’m sure few people would disagree. There is so much to be aware of these days, and the more thoughtful and cautious we are, the better off everyone will be in the scheme of things. Amen!”
I guess I’m being “vulnerable” in allowing this flawed draft to be viewed. But it’s all the name of “authenticity” isn’t it? What do you think about this topic? I would love to know!
Blogging is new to me, though I’ve been writing ever since my chubby, grubby little hand could grasp a pen. I’ve only posted three entries previously, and will be writing another tomorrow. I’m very grateful to have discovered this cool new community of bloggers. What a useful and timely gift! My intention is to be of service to other writers, by offering a “breakthrough” approach to overcoming the nefarious and nebulous “writers block” which is a common affliction for us creatives. Before “Blogging 101” I figured I would post once a week. Now I see that more activity would certainly move me along the learning/growing continuum faster, like every day (What the hey?!) I’m hoping that “Blogging 101” will get me into the habit of consistently offering value to my readers (What? – Where are they? – Don’t have any yet…) so I may earn a place in cyberspace, and become revered in the “blogosphere”. I am a certified Law of Attraction Life Coach and Qigong Master. I gently guide my clients to meditate while doing flowing movements. I’m all about being “in the flow” and moving through life with more ease and grace, whether writing a poem or doing an exercise. I just never knew that blogging online could be an avenue for creative expression… Now I’m boldly venturing where I’ve never gone before, not sure where it will take me, but knowing I will eventually get there – Woo Hoo! 😀
What are we supposed to do in the wake of Robin William’s tragic life ending? I don’t even want to say death since that means an ultimate, irreversible end to someone’s life on Earth. Well that’s what it is, and no need to be politically correct or find some euphemism for this great loss. How one person can make such an impact on the world never ceases to amaze me. Like Nelson Mandella, or Ghandi [Gandhi], this comedic actor has managed to go beyond the stated “occupation” and become a living legend or icon, yes like Marilyn Monroe too. With political figures and entertainment professionals, we tend to view them as larger than life. That’s a mistake. Why? In each case, with Nelson, Mahatma, Marilyn and Robin (the differences in personalities notwithstanding) are fragile humans, subject to the same dilemma and heartaches as we all are. Fame offers no protection from the visisistudes [vicissitudes] of life. And no matter how wealthy and successful a person becomes, they always need their mother (hunh?) Let’s use this in a broader sense: needing motherly love, and it must come from someone, or else this monumentally successful, powerful person will turn into [a] quivering jelly of conflicting emotions and states of depression (good bad writing!). I could go on and on about the sheer comic genius of Robin Williams, and his kindness and generousity [generosity] toward others, acts of random kindness, that bespoke his proclivity to spontaneous behavior. His own community in Suausilito [Sausalito] got to know Robin very well, and he was always a delight to schmooze with. It seems he never turned off his charm or really relaxed with people, and let his more sombre side come thru [through]. That would have [been] fine with most people. Nobody’s bright, cheery and upbeat all the time! He put himself under such pressure to be “on” all the time… Maybe when he rode his bike around town, he chilled out a bit, or doing what some celebs do which is dress to look ordinary and non-descript (no hyphen!), [like] wear a hat and dark glasses. The constant recognition does wear them down, and the more famous the person, the more they need a break from it all… Unfortunately, Robin Williams’ break was a “breakdown” that lead to him taking a permanent siesta. Sorry I’m being so glib, but if I don’t I will breakdown and cry. (Darn, I cried anyway!)
What does the word “freedom” really mean? Let’s break it down, as I am fascinated with the origins of words. Others which intrigue me are kingdom, kinship, relationship, friendship… See the pattern? These words all end in “dom” or “ship”. So the first word, “freedom” is a real enabler because the very pronunciation of this word makes you feel that way. Try it! Say the word aloud. Feel into it and let the meaning wash over you, and sink into your pores – FREEDOM. It almost makes you want to deepen your voice and sound like that guy who sang “Ol’ Man River” in the musical “Showboat”. Just remembered his name: Paul Robson. Listen to that song, for it will resonate with your soul. But I digress – or do I? Maybe that song is about more than a river flowing along. Could it be about freedom to move as you choose? Let’s think about that [for] a moment. Words are tools for communication, which we humans rely upon for all facets of our lives. But what if we were all told to sing our words, instead of
just speaking them? Well now, I know that you’re thinking, “I can’t sing.” OK I have news for you. It doesn’t matter the least bit whether or not you have a good voice. If you simply start humming, which that is a beautiful way to vibrate not only your voice box, but your entire body as well. It feels absolutely wonderful doesn’t it? [You can] just with everyday speech start singing — any notes, any timbre or tone. You will find that instinct will kick in and soon you’ll be singing like a bird! It’s fun to experiment with that exercise, and in so doing the word FREEDOM (make it part of your lyrics) will start to take shape beyond the definition and your whole body will FEEL the true meaning and spirit of that beautiful word. It embodies what we cherish most in this country, and sparks controversy and political unrest in other countries. Kind of makes you proud to be an American, doesn’t it? [Please] don’t make that word into something political or contentious. Remember that phrase: “It is the spirit of the law, more so than the letter of the law”. Let that be a beacon of light which liberates you such that anytime you speak of freedom and/or the liberties we are blessed with, you feel the true meaning in your heart.