Now, work, combined with my ambitious summer aspirations, is piling up as high as an Himalayan mountain. I find I need to make a conscious effort to create time and space for frolicking aimlessly. Is it the same for you?
Decreasing Excess Activity
In a stroke of synchronicity, I received my July I-Ching Reading from the Vizier. The theme: Great Excess! Images like a loaded pillar at the point of breaking caution me to reduce and eliminate excess. Moderation, apparently, is my path to success.
As suggested, I paused to examine what these potential areas of excess might be. A penchant for work, thinking too much, and a few rich foods immediately popped into mind. But, I suspect there are more subtle arenas of excess that could be obstructing me!
The Perfect Time for a Blogging Break
Excess: it’s the theme for all of July! 31 days to explore what’s too much, learn subtraction, and carve out ample time for frivolity.
So it might not surprise you to hear:
- I’ll be taking a blogging and social media break for the month of July! Starting July 5th. I’d love to hear your thoughts on excess in the comments in the meantime.
I don’t plan to be rigid about this. You never know, I may pop up from time-to-time or send some inspiration to your inbox! And, I’m still working and taking writing assignments. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need a writer who can make your words shine.
I image you’ll be outside, getting your well-deserved dose of sunshine too. But should you be inclined to read, here are my special suggestions for you.
- Simply scroll down to read my most recent articles, which have received favorable reviews.
- Visit my popular posts page for all the hot stuff.
- Read 101 Rays of Gratitude – you could do this too on a lazy summer day!
- Thoughts sparked by the 4th of July: Independence is an Illusion
- Read my new post at the Envision Writing Blog: Exceptional Links on Writing, Blogging, and Microbusiness
- I’m reading The Fire Starter Sessions and recommend it highly for those interested in entrepreneurship flavored by the metrics of ease. Or check out my other book recommendations.
A few outstanding posts and possibilities from around the web:
- Are You a Tree Hugger Too? – The global benefits provided by trees are astounding. Sadly, diminishing forests threaten the very existence of life.
- When You Have Nothing Left to Lose, You Only Have Everything Left to Gain – On one of the most powerful attitudes you can have as a writer or blogger.
- Violence and Moral Dystopia on the L-Train – An amazing story of compassion in the face of violence.
- The Wisdom of Allowing Things to Happen – The one shift that might really change you.
- If you would like to take your blog to the next level, you might be interested in the Goodblog Project with Courtney Carver, which begins in August.
Watch Fear and Fearlessness, a short talk by the ever-popular Pema Chödron. You might be surprised how a simple nun can set you straight!
What do you do when excess comes to haunt you? What are your plans for midsummer mischief?
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