Yesterday I talked a little about taking the time to notice the doing as opposed to focusing purely on the outcomes.
I guess it’s a little like enjoying the journey rather than the arrival.
I’ve never been one for talking too much about things like journeys, I’m more of a traveller I guess.
I say that I’m the type that focuses on the outcomes, not the process, yet, if asked, I’ll freely admit that I’m also the person who enjoys every part of a flight. I eat the food, I read everything in the seat pocket and, if I’m fortunate enough to be flying Air New Zealand, I even enjoy the security video (if you haven’t checked out their latest starring Bear Gryll, I urge you to do so).
A friend of mine recently cashed in a bucketful of air points to fly first class. He had an amazing experience, but part of me couldn’t help thinking that he’d wasted part of it by choosing a night flight and sleeping through it.
Anyways, the point is one of enjoying the process.
I think it’s about the attitude.
I’m on this restrictive yeast and sugar free diet at the moment. At times I rail against the deprivation, and at other times, like now, I can appreciate just how much better I’m feeling within myself.
As my nutrition is improving, the fog and grey in my brain is also lifting. I’m finding myself, gulp, enjoying the process. The outcomes are slower, but at the moment it doesn’t seem to matter- I’m listening to my body, and that’s not something that I usually do.
I think the problems start when we try and force something when the Universe is indicating that we do something else.
We see it when Mercury is retrograde- the problems start when we try and function as normal and not listen to the Mercury message to go inward and slow down.
It’s like trying to change something when the Moon is in Taurus and everything is telling you to stick to the tried and true, or when you try and deal with details when the Moon is in Sagittarius.
Sure, sometimes we don’t have any choice in the matter, but sometimes we make life more difficult than it needs to be.
This Moon cycle I’ve been trying to follow the signs a little better and I think, on balance, it’s working. Some shit has gone down- that’s normal, but on balance I’m having more good days than bad…or so it seems.
Anyways, today the Moon will be in Virgo again, so take the time to enjoy the process of doing. Make the effort to watch the details and do whatever it is that you’re doing to the very best level that you can. Don’t mistake this effort for perfection- that’s just asking for trouble. Nor am I talking about paralysis analysis (or vice versa) just committing wholehearted to whatever it is that you’re doing.
In my case, I’m maximising the potential for a frustration free day but putting off any creative or pitching work until the Moon is in Libra. I’m getting all my ducks in a row…