“If there are flaws in your paradise, open more windows!” ~ Henry Miller
The trick is letting go of the chaos and noise in your head long enough to get inspired. Because with inspiration we can learn more, appreciate more, give more... and be more.
I have looked out windows where the view was everything but inspiring. I much prefer the window I look out now. Now, on the shelf before me are books filling my space with color and life. They provide lift, escape, fantasy, and encouragement. And these books offer a comfy spot for my kitten, Jett, to relax as well. Beyond the window are trees and mountains, a meadow and creek; sunrises and sunsets, and adventures waiting to be had.
"Just as ships are built to sail the seas and planes to fly the heavens,
so is man created for a purpose." ~ Zig Ziglar
Maybe it's the tribe we're hanging out with, ones who make us feel less of ourselves, those who oppose our dreams, our small victories, our happiness. The quicksand crowd.
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
~ Albert Einstein
If you find yourself "stuck," as I did, consider starting your own working library. Find better views. Find a better tribe. Open more windows. After all, we're really not supposed to be stuck, are we?