Saturday, March 2, 2019

Spring In To Hobbies That Create Presence And Desire

On Stage - Courtesy Celeste's Photography

Spring is a time of reawakening after a long cold winter. It’s a time to explore things that will bring us pleasure as we break through the shell of our own winter cocoon.

I find great strength, comfort, and diversion through poetry and photography, and I am thankful that I have found ways to fill up my thought spaces by writing for others who share this journey with me. My hobbies are huge self-esteem boosters for me as one who lives with chronic pain. 

I am anticipating the opportunities for photo moments as children play, as the flowers bloom, and the wildlife begins to stir.  The canvas of life is limitless. This spring my goal is to use lighting more strategically in my photography, and to write at least two poems before summer.

…Hobbies give us reason to relax and take a break. They are our weapon against boredom and idle hands. They create the presence of desire in our lives and keep our mind open to opportunities for exploring our creativity. Learn to make jewelry, read palms, fish, line dance, take photos, make bird houses, collect antique watches, start a joke book, crochet, or hand glide. Take up scrap booking, wood burning, or calligraphy; it's totally up to you… [Excerpt, day 69, Spring Devotions in the Broken Body, Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See-Saw of Chronic Pain series.]

What hobbies would you like to explore this spring? Write them down and find new ways to be present and fulfilled by your accomplishments.

For more information, see "Writing Your Own Hobby Résumé" in Winter Devotions.

"We simply need to keep an open mind, 
trust our own experience, and believe."

 ~ Pam Grout, author of E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments 
That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality

In healing,

Celeste Cooper, RN / Author, Freelancer, Advocate

Think adversity?-See opportunity!

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