“Once we give up being attached to physical possessions, we find the time and freedom to follow bigger dreams.” By Joshua Becker
Hmmmmm… let’s consider how it feels to have something new and expensive that we could hardly afford. Some of us worry a lot about it getting damaged or lost. We fret and do everything possible about keeping it in pristine condition. In some cases, we store it away in protective security where we can hardly ever enjoy it. It causes anxiety at least as much as pleasure. Well, maybe this is only me, but I doubt it. I’ve done this for years about items from books to clothing, from collectibles to some of my own artwork. In all cases, I’ve made excuses to not use them as they were intended: to give pleasure. In the case of my artwork, I’ve built a belief that I can’t sell it, because I can’t ship it safely and easily. Poop, I say! All excuses that limit enjoyment. All these excuses take energy and time to concoct, by the way.
I have had a workshop full of unfinished projects that have driven me batty and I’ve allowed myself to get overwhelmed at which to start. Often opting to finish the ones I care about the least, especially when the finish line is easy and close. I tend to enjoy them the least as well, so my reward is crap on them. However, on occasion, my frustration delivers resolution and I toss out a load of projects when I respect that I’ve lost interest in them. This helps me see the rest clearer and often motivates me to move onto new creative ventures.
I’ve never been able to see my growth in doing repetitive actions. I need to do new things and learn new things. It energizes me!