What Would You Like To Read????
A recent post I made on Instagram has got me thinking, and I’d really appreciate some feedback on this one.
“In the end, she became
More than what she expected.
She became the journey,
And like all journeys,
She did not end, she just
Simply changed directions,
And kept going.’
– R.M. Drake
‘It’s up to you to steer your life in whatever direction you can.
Nowadays, I feel the trouble is that often we simply have too many options, and so many different opinions coming at us from all angles that it can be the hardest thing in the world to hear your own voice.
Hearing and heeding this authentic voice, passion and ‘true calling’ (for want of a better phrase) amidst all the chatter and opinions and guilt-instilling expectations is the real challenge. First making space for it. Then being patient, and giving it time to manifest into something comprehensive – an idea, an opportunity, a realisation. Following every little clue.
Whatever it is, allowing yourself the freedom and time to step back and actually HEAR yourself is the first step to achieving any sort of happiness. And this can take time.’
Here’s my question now:
Yoga helped me to achieve this awareness, and this balance.
And so for a while, I thought yoga was the path I had to follow.
I’ve now come to understand that it is only part of the path.
A vital part, yes, but only part of it.
My voice as a teacher, as a writer, a communicator and sharer of ideas, knowledge and skills is something I cannot ignore anymore. I cannot hold back this incessant need to speak and share and connect with people. This can manifest itself through several outlets – one of which is yoga. But I now know, through a lot of self-examination and trial and error stops and starts that my ability to express myself in words and jigsaw-puzzle phrases and sentences together is something I’ve been neglecting too much.
I need to be writing too. And that’s totally fine, if what I’m writing are things that people actually want to read.
But what if they’re not? Does this mean that I’ll just gradually stop writing, letting this skill fall dormant to the wayside until some tipsy encounter with an old colleague will suddenly unearth the wordsmith within and I’ll deliver a fully plausible argument for the most trivial of issues that most drunken idiots would accept as intelligent fact? Maybe.
So I decided to pose this post as a question to anyone who actually reads this blog to find out what exactly you would like me to write about – is yoga and wellbeing a plausible outlet for all of this? Would travel stories and narratives be of more interest? Would inspirational and motivational posts inspire you to click back here every now and then when you’re feeling a little bit bummed out?!
Or would you simply like the posts to be more regular, regardless of their content?
If you’ve made it down this far I really would appreciate some sort of response even if it’s ‘don’t bother, you’re shit’ – just to give me an idea of who I’m dealing with.