― Eckhart Tolle
Beautiful morning, ladies and gents. It’s a gorgeous day out with lots of AM sunshine and I’ve Calvin Harris featuring Example – We’ll Be Coming Back on replay this morning – I think it makes for the perfect closure to the week (and January), and it also reminds me of you, Cuvée and champagne. Amazing times. I’m looking forward to a good, much-needed lie-in tomorrow as it’s been quite a busy but very interesting week, and of course, I’ve grown to cherish my weekends a whole lot more these days. All in all, I’d say I’m still settling into the routine of working, but I’m enjoying it thoroughly so far, and learning as much as I can as I go along.
January has come and gone in such a flash, much to my disbelief, and it’s the start of a new month once more. I’m about three weeks in (work-wise), and I’ve now learnt to schedule my time properly in order to get a substantial number of things done each and every day. Productivity, is key. What more, I told myself I’d start writing about daily happenings again and I’ll eventually have to begin somewhere, so what better time than right now, on the very first day of the second MMXIII month?
And speaking of now,
I’ve just finished A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, which is an absolute revelation if you ask me – I’d actually encourage every single person to read it. It delves deep into the whole theory of our consciousness and existence, and you’ve to be a completely open book when reading this, as well as being downright honest with yourself. Embrace it, and see what it has to offer you. As for me, it resonated with a lot of the issues I’m having and the things I’m going through at this point in time – and it makes a tonne of sense if you choose to open up to the suggestions. Suffice to say, I liked it so much, I ended up playing around with a bit of typography and created these (notice the pictures in mint and white) with the help of The Quote Factory – a brilliant, brilliant find if you’re into that sort of thing.
I’m also getting back into the habit of heavy reading – aiming to complete a book in a week (or a fortnight at most), alternating between non-fiction – for the knowledge, and fiction – for feeding my imagination and creativity, both of which play a tremendous part with regard to my writing.
Whenever there is inspiration – and enthusiasm – there is a creative empowerment that goes far beyond what a mere person is capable of.
Going back to the point, I started a little late last month though, so I’ve only managed to complete two so far: Glass Geishas by Susanna Quinn, and the aforementioned A New Earth. Third read? Empress Orchid by Anchee Min.
To wrap it up, a very happy February, all. Enjoy your morning, it’s the very first one of the month.
Defining yourself through thought is limiting yourself.