more than one voice

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Taking action

she had been sitting there all day, thinking about doing something – was she having an 'action crisis'?

My journals are filled with wonderful creative ideas. Lists of things that I would love to do, but the problem is that sometimes i forget that i have to act upon my ideas. Without action, without the ‘actor’ there is no story, no movement forward. When you have answered the call to embrace your creativity, to try and life a more inspired life you also have to be prepared to show-up. I’m a dreamer, i like to sit and gaze out the window and think, which is fine to do for part of the day – but not all of the day.  You have to begin doing, become part of the process, the end product is not as important as the doing.

she had been sitting thinking - and said to herself the delight comes in the doing not in the results
   

6 comments:

  1. So beautiful to hear from you Clare, and your so right about living in fear. Maybe one day we just have enough of it and think argh well!
    Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving these wonderfully exciting messages. I get to follow you an your blog. Your art is so beautiful. Just love their loving faces.
    Julie

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  2. You have a very unique style in painting, and your words echo my feelings! Glad to see you in blogland! Warmly, Sam Johnson

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  3. thanks for the comments - this blogging is such fun - been meaning to do it for so long - glad i finally stopped dreaming and started doing

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  4. You wrote so beautifully what so many of us feel. I'm looking forward to following you on your journey! Your art is lovely!
    Best wishes,
    Angela

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  5. popped by to visit a bit
    and found myself wanting to
    slow down and stay awhile
    ....love what
    you're building!
    This post reminds me of a quote
    by Joan Baez..."action is the
    anecdote for despair."
    Faith and action...good partners!
    All the best to your dreaming feet:)
    -Jennifer

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  6. Thanks jennifer for your comments and the quote - indeed it takes faith to step into the doing sometimes.

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