1/4/08

the essence of form

i have noticed that while most of us focus primarily on the form of what we want (e.g. i want to lose weight; i want to earn more money), it is really the essence we are after (i.e. i want to feel good about myself; i want to live more comfortably). experience continues to teach me that once we become clearer on the root of an intention, the form is more easily achieved.

8 comments:

Josephine Damian said...

Excellent point. I intend to focus more on writing this year. All fine and nice words, but the action I've taken is to set up a second computer with no Internet access in a back bedroom that has no TV (not quite done yet, will get my second computer next week, but I have already set up the desk and cleaned up the room in anticipation of my new "arrival").

Intention without action + significant change is doomed to fail, IMO.

Sherry said...

YESSSSSS!!!!
You've captured this perfectly...the truth is that when we feel good about who we are everything else usually begins to fall into place.
Never ever let it be said that you are just a pretty face!! :)

iyan and egusi soup: said...

josephine, thank you for coming by! all good thoughts with your writing intentions.

sherry, i just love your energy, and insights! "Never ever let it be said that you are just a pretty face!! :)" lol!

Sustenance Scout said...

Hmmmm....! Thanks for this! K.

Carleen Brice said...

As always, good for me to read. Why do we hide what we want even from ourselves? When we do, how are we to know when we get it?

iyan and egusi soup: said...

you're welcome, karen.

you're so right carleen; honesty/truth is the beginning of everything.

Lisa said...

Getting to those root dreams and desires is often much harder than it seems to be. That's especially true when it comes to writing. I'm not sure how much clarity most of us have about what it is that we're trying to achieve. I'm still seeking to find that out.

iyan and egusi soup: said...

lisa, you're right. the process of 'essencing' takes work and time. when i become stuck with something (writing, for instance), it helps to remind myself of the underlying purpose (e.g. 'why do i write, in the first place?'); it's there i find what i need to keep going. clarity, i find, comes in waves.