Dreamers + Doers 04: Stay Open

Dreamers & Doers is a new series here on Sunday Blossoms & a twice-monthly mailing you can get sent right to yer inbox. This space is for creatives to find inspiration, support and encouragement to make their dreams a reality. Written + curated by Amina Ahmad, a creative dreamer / doer crafting through life in & around Washington, DC.

Change is hard. Most of us don't adapt well to it. Typically, change is met with resistance. It can be uncomfortable, it can bring grief, but when we open our eyes to it, change can also bring new life.

Here on the first day of Spring, I'm reminded that every day is change.

Every day is a new beginning.
Every day is a new challenge,
but every day is also a new opportunity.
A new chance to start fresh.
A new chance to do something different
and to grow.

When we get bogged down in routine / the ordinary / the mundane, we forget how unique every moment / every interaction / every breath truly is.

"The present moment is new even if we have performed the same action with the same person hundreds of times before. Of course, it’s easy to think, 'Well, it’s just like the last time, so I’ll do what I did last time,' and then not have to listen to the new moment. But if we do that, our lives become boring replications of what we have always done before, and we miss the possibilities of surprise, of new and more creative solutions, of mystery." - Mindful.org

My new challenge is to stay open; to approach each moment as it is: new, unique, a chance. Therefore, the big moments of change won't be so shocking. Instead, they will present opportunity like nothing before. 

Opportunity leads to new experiences.
New experiences lead to new thought.
New thought leads to evolution + growth.
In life, in our work, in our selves.
Stay Open.

 

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”

-Van Gogh


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