Requiem for a lost blog - and the gentle art of letting go
Yesterday I completed a most beautiful post on a world without violence.
I'd been working on it, on and off, for a month or so. Then in a millisecond the whole post disappeared - just as I clicked the button to publish it. No sign of it. Really. F#@rkkk.
Did I mention that it was a pretty darn good blog?
After initial disbelief and a good deal of searching, I recalled that I still had a couple of skerricks remaining, including this text on the right - a few of the suggestions for daily practice identified by participants in May's Unstoppable Women for a World Without Violence.
Suggestions for daily practice for a world without violence
Learnings in the space of loss
After the initial spak attack, there were some useful reminders and learnings for me...
1. Suffering is optional. This is a biggie isn't it. Once I get it (yet again), letting it go is way more enjoyable (well, after a little wallowing in a few emotions, that is!). The challenge is, this needs to be learnt and practised way before the actual event.
2. Consciously choosing things just as they are is way more empowering than hanging on to what was. (Though note I have emailed my web developer - amazing things can be retrieved these days. Magic can happen!).
3. Compose your posts offline, offline, offline, kiddo - and save often!
4. Be open for the good that turns up.
So funny. In the space left by the missing post I've ended up practising the suggestions for a world without violence. I've also been reminded yet again that getting over blah quickly is way worth it. I can choose anguish/anger ...or I can enjoy the world epitomised by this handful of gorgeous joey. Let me think, hehehe.....
- What are your learnings at times like these?
- What else would you suggest I might learn from this?
- Is there anyone you could pay this forward to? eg by sending this blog post and photo + your love + a good learning of your own.
- Any other ideas for how you can contribute to a peaceful world without violence, and fulfilling lives?