Little by Little.

I am writing today about the little steps.
And how doing less really can be doing more.
And how sometimes doing the thing that you ‘think’ you don’t have time for,
Can be the very thing that creates a whole lot of space in your life for the rest of your to do list to effortlessly fall into place.
(*A beautiful butterfly flower I found today in my front yard.)
Butterfly flower
I’ll elaborate:

For a few weeks now I have been thinking about the steps I need to take towards completing my poetry book. I keep waiting until the flow returns whilst attending to the other movements and activities of my present life.

Yet: The ‘To Do’ list in other areas of my life seems to keep building and a stronger resentment towards these tasks has been building with it.
(I was putting ‘Everything’ off.)

After some quiet time, the little voice inside me kept peeping in about my Poetry book, and although this went against my minds ‘plans’, I decided to follow it.

Lo’ & Behold a huge gust of energy has been released from a tiny micro-movement towards my poetry book, and I feel far more at peace and willing to allow my ‘to do’ list to complete itself.

Lesson once again:
Less is more, and dreams turn everything around.

And as a Celebratory gift to our creative experience,

Here is a poem from my book, ‘Any Human Heart’.
*(when in print, you’ll be the first to hear about it)*

Let yourself be guided.

‘Let yourself be guided,
From your own heart.
Let yourself be lifted,
From the very start.
Let yourself let anger dissipate,
Let yourself let go.
Let yourself listen to the first calling in the morning.
What did your heart jump to,
As your mouth was yawning?
Be inspired by the fact that you care.
And know,
None of this matters anyway,
So just do what you’re heart says is there.’

Emma Sumner
© 2010

Warmth,
Emma

  8 comments for “Little by Little.

  1. October 29, 2014 at 6:52 am

    I relate to your feelings in this post, as I was there the past week myself. And then, as you said, I made one movement and I was suddenly able to do a whole bunch of things. I always enjoy your poetry. I will be one of the first ones to buy your book <3

    • Emma Sumner
      October 29, 2014 at 6:55 am

      Thank you Bekah,
      I so look forward to having you read my book. So look forward to it. Thank you for sharing.

  2. October 29, 2014 at 7:50 am

    This is such a beautiful reminder to not force myself and follow the things that come to me 🙂

    • Emma Sumner
      October 29, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Totally Corinna. Isn’t it a relief?

  3. October 29, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Very nice Emma, your existence and fragrance is as full of life as the beautiful butterfly flower that you inspired to bloom in your front yard. Your fragrance of life will help others to bloom !! Thanks for sharing your fragrance.

    • Emma Sumner
      October 30, 2014 at 2:13 am

      Thank you very much ‘song of unconditional love’. That is a really lovely thing to say. Thank you.

  4. October 30, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Very Welcome, Emma. Keep it up, it is your moment in time.
    Bloom and this universe will bloom with you !!

    • Emma Sumner
      October 31, 2014 at 9:10 am

      Thank you.

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