"Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever blowing through one's head." -- Mark Twain.
Mark Twain, you've said it so well. I like this quote because it mirrors the way I live my life or, perhaps to be more accurate, the way my life lives me. A never ending stream of ideas runs through my days. Should I, in the least, veer off task, I fall into a space where visions of 'what might be' float, dance, rock. Any of these sharp, intuitive visions need merely to be plucked and drawn into daily life in order to be made real.
For years, I've said that one of my life-lessons is that just because a good idea happens along, its appearance does not mean that I must act upon it. When ideas pass through my being, I can pick and choose. Or I can simply enjoy the show.
Next Monday evening, Sally Dwyer and I will be the program presenters for The Transition Network (TTN), a terrific group of women who meet once each month to grapple with and find inspiration in whatever life transition they find themselves. We hear each other's stories, have a glass of wine and make new friends.
By the way, a new TTN chapter has just formed, so if you like the thought of sharing and growing with a group of women in changing life circumstances, now is the time to sign up. Original organization began in New York City and I assume a chapter can take root wherever.
Should you discover Mark Twain's 'storm of thoughts' blowing through your head, find other women in similar spaces and enjoy.