Wikipedia defines Procrastination as the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting off impending tasks to a later time, sometimes to the "last minute".
When someone wants you to know that what they are offering of an item is true, a certificate of authenticity may be presented as proof. Certificates of authenticity can be created for almost anything. Even proof that a million dollar bill is the real deal. Sadly, a lot of certificates of authenticity are counterfeit and many people find themselves being duped, tricked and even robbed of time money and trust because they put their faith in a mere piece of paper with fancy lettering on it. What makes a certificate authentic is the power and foundation behind it. Who backs up that this certificate supporting that it is valid.
Its 4:40 in the morning and the house is quiet and still. I'm laying in bed in the calm darkness. I start to meditate on my life and how blessed I am to have a loving family, health, and strength. I meditate on how good God is, and even though we are going through a tough time as a family, He has opened doors, brought our family closer together and has guided each of us into new areas of service. I feel the urgency to rise and write. I slip out of bed and go into my office. Sitting silently I look around and notice one of the affirmations I have on my wall. It reads, "You don't have to be perfect to be Amazing". Just them I had an AH -Ha moment. I've looked at that statement so many times, but this morning it takes on new meaning.
The other day I was watching Spike Lee's Masterclass on film making. As you know, Spike Lee is a writer, producer, filmmaker, and overall excellent storyteller. He has a definite point of view when it comes to telling a story and through his many years of experience and his impressive body of work, has earned the right to be called a "master" craftsman. Spike shared a bit of his process. One of the things he talked about was committing time to his craft every day. He commits to writing four or five pages a day for his screenplays without fail. There is no getting around putting in the work it takes to be excellent at your craft.
"It is better to light just one little candle than to stumble in the dark. Better far that you light just one little candle, all you needs a tiny spark. If we all say a prayer that the world would be free what a wonderful dawn of a new day we'd see. It is better to light just one little candle than to stumble in the dark". These lyrics were written by Perry Como in 1952 No truer words were ever written. Scientists argue that the light from a single candle can be seen as far as 10 miles away! I imagine that if the surface is flat and there was no obstruction, fog or other light that could possibly be true. I mention the candle as a metaphor for how we can show up in the world today. In the midst of such darkness, think of what the single light of your being can bring.
Until next time,
Blessings and Peace,
Have you ever found yourself thinking about things and wonder how those seeming random thoughts get in there? I do. I'm going along through my day minding my own business and suddenly some really off the wall negative thought will come into my mind. Like a situation that occurred earlier in the day that irritated me or a memory from long ago that brought up feelings, emotions or even visions. I know I'm not the only person who experiences this. It can really throw off my day, and if I'm not careful change my whole mood which impacts everyone around me. I'm trying very hard to guard my mind so that I protect my heart.