Today’s blog post is by Suzanne Murray.
|THE POWER OF COMMITMENT|
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. – Rumi
I’ve been thinking about the difference between trying and doing and how it applies to our creative lives. Consider how it feels to say “I’m going to try to write a book versus I am going to write book.”
The word try brings with it a lot of resistance and a sense of effort, whereas I am going to do it carries the sense “I can do this.”
Perhaps the most well-known line in the Star Wars movies is when Yoda says to Luke Skywalker “do or do not, there is no try.” Yoda is encouraging Luke to commit fully because he know that if Luke is uncertain that he can achieve the goal, he will not be able to.
Note from Marlene: Pause for a minute. Think about that.
If you are uncertain you can achieve a goal, you will not be able to.
Back to Suzanne: There is always a learning curve to anything new we do or to increasing our skill level at something. With commitment we bring our heart to the task which helps fuel our capacity to show up and find pleasure in the doing.
Suzanne Murray is a gifted creativity and writing coach, soul-based life coach, writer, poet, EFT practitioner and intuitive healer committed to empowering others to find the freedom to ignite their creative fire, unleash their imagination and engage their creative expression in every area of their lives.
Check out Suzanne’s Blog for ideas about creativity and life coaching. Her April 13, 2019 post tells about how she came up with the name for her business, Creativity Goes Wild.
The post starts out like this, “When I received the inspiration for the name of my business, Creativity Goes Wild, I was on a modern day vision quest in an extraordinary canyon in southern Utah that allowed me to really open to the flow of new ideas.
Follow her on Twitter at @wildcreativity where she tweets inspirational quotes for creativity and life.