I am late posting my Artists Commitment of the week. On Tuesday, my son and I traveled to Boston to see both my partner and for my performance at the Boston Green Fest. After arriving in Boston, consequently traveling, lack of sleep and waiting too long to eat, I felt very bad that night. I could beat up on myself for not meeting my weekly deadline, but one thing that being a mother and an artist has taught me is that being flexible is key to any kind of success and joy.
When we are rigid and not allowing space for “things” to come up, we get locked into a way of being that doesn’t allow spontaneity, creativity and inspiration. Sometimes we can’t help when things come up. Most times we can’t, so when I am in a space where things are not going the way that I would like, I make more of an effort to be mindful of how flexible I am being. Where am I being resistant? In what way can I see this situation differently? For example, I sometimes get locked into this belief that I need to write 500 words or more per post for it to be significant, but that is simply not the case. This is my blog. I can write two or two hundred words. It is all about my perception. Being flexible allows me to step to the computer, songbook, stage, or canvas without knowing what will come up and out. That is the beauty of the Creative Force. It almost forces you t be flexible. Why not give in and make it easier on myself?
I am flexible. I face the changes in my life with ease and ingenuity.