Forcing Things


How do I know when it’s time to shake things up vs letting things run their course? I ask that question in my creative life cause that’s where I’m feeling it. Also with the hope that the energy in my creative life will spill over into other areas of my life.

I’ve written a lot recently on flow and not forcing things. So the choice to shake things up can seem like flying in the face of letting life flow cause it feels like I’m intentionally taking action and steps to adjust the course of my life.

I mean while I resonate with the Taoist wisdom, it’s not like I need to adhere 100% to it. There’s no rules. I get to choose how things play out or not, well to some extent, but it’s not like my life is judged by my adherence to any philosophy. Because I’m the only one who can judge what I do or don’t do.

So if I want to shake things up, then that’s what I should do. I don’t have to sit back. The choice rests with me and I can also listen to what’s going on inside me to have it help guide me what next steps I should take.

I think where philosophy can help is when I am feeling stuck and not sure what to do or direction to take. That wisdom can guide me or give me an approach to take to this season of life. Since I don’t want to be the person who just sits and waits for life to happen to them. I want to be in control and drive some of what happens to me. I can’t control everything but I want to have some input where I can. Which means at times like these I might need to act intentionally to shake things up and see where it goes.

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