Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mediocrity

Ok so I finally finished Dark Night of the Soul and all the way at the very end of the book it talked about so many people who live their lives in mediocrity never reaching their true potential. That is the whole idea of the book I think. Knitpicking little things so we don't have to think about the big ones, keeping ourselves little at the same time. So onward and upward, it's time to live life more fully and worry about now instead of yesterday or tomorrow(that is easier said then done so don't be surprised if I fall back off the wagon).

He also said the idea of life is to embrace the shadow and make it work for you with the light. That was an interpretation I needed to read so I'm glad I did and as some of the chapters got a little too close to my personal truth I am thrilled to pieces that I finally finished it.

My next book is Eat, Pray, Love which was inspired by a lecture by the book's author on Painter of Blue's blog. I can't wait to read it so I'll comment on it soon.

Today I knit a little more on my bag, watercolored some muslin and sketched my next project. My friend over at Close Knit Friends blog gave me some great advice for color changing knitwear and if you have a chance she makes glorious felted bags. The link is Becky on the Cross blog posting.

Just a quick footnote to my stitchy friends I have found this fabulous website chock full of wonderful stitching resources to keep us busy for hours. Click on Freedom of Stitch.

2 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

I think its so true that many of us live in mediocrity, but i also think that a lot of that is truly down to circumstances beyond our control, it can be difficult to take the decisive steps that will let you fulfil your potential...

Painter of Blue said...

Embracing the shadow so "it will work for you with the light." I love the way that is phrased. I never thought of it quite like that before.