A TRUTH: I have been afraid to start this blog.
REASON: Unsure how to proceed, lazy, unsure how to proceed.
A NEW TRUTH: I am going to do it anyway - 20 minutes at a time. I plan to reschedule my day, my life, my creative output, 20 minutes at a time. This sounds easy, yes? We shall see. It could be fun to watch!
REASON: I want to share. I also want to build discipline.
OLD TRUTH: Historically, I have not been known for my discipline - yikes.
HERE WE GO!
I have one word for you today: ENJOYMENT! yeah, I like this one.
They say enjoyment is different than pleasure. Interesting! Who doesn't love pleasure? Good food, a relaxing nap or glass of wine, good conversation. Surely we all have a list of what we feel constitutes pleasure, but what I found most intriguing is that enjoyment goes beyond pleasure.
Enjoyment includes something unexpected, something new. Something pushing past what we have already accomplished or experienced. Enjoyment goes further, causes forward movement, and if we are really lucky, it can take us somewhere even unimagined before. In that case, after an enjoyable event, (which may or may not be pleasurable at the time) we have changed, we have become more complex. WE HAVE GROWN!
It may have something to do with fully concentrating on an activity. Maybe it's about learning?Is it how you employ your brain? hummmmmmmmmmm.
I do know that when one is fully engaged in any activity that flows so beautifully from one thought or movement to the next, it's a great place to be. And If you go somewhere new in the process, it is truly amazing.
Any thoughts on this? Pleasure vs. Enjoyment??? Bring it on!!