Spring Time

“if it doesn’t come bursting out of you

in spite of everything,

don’t do it.

unless it comes unasked out of your

heart and your mind and your mouth

and your gut,

don’t do it”.          -Charles Bukowski

This little saying has brought me back full circle to this blog.  No matter how much I try to convince myself that writing is a waste of precious time, it once again bursts out of me in spite of everything!

Many times in my life things come unasked out of my heart and my mind and my gut.  I must be especially careful of the things that burst out of my mouth.  This verse was another aha moment.  It clarified for me the way to make decisions and take more steps in life.

I have always tried to “follow my gut”, be full of heart, and my mouth is not afraid to to put “whatever” into words.  The next step is putting it all together.  I need to make sure all of the elements are “bursting” at the same time,  or not to bother.  Another way to set priorities, and not waste time on the small stuff.

2 thoughts on “Spring Time”

  1. Perhaps I worded it wrong. It was the long ago small child me that was told that sitting around reading and writing was wasting good time that I could be out experiencing. I think I interpreted that as don’t do it. It is the constant battle between ego and presence; me in the world versus me sharing the world. Balance can be hard when you are passionate.

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