Recently, a friend of mine started a blog about knitting. And about life. I was reading it yesterday and I felt so proud of her for taking something she loves and using it as a tool to open up to the world and promote an honest dialogue about some of the difficult things we all experience – like moving to a new city or being apart from a loved one.
My friend’s writing exemplifies an excellent approach both to blogging and living. It is not always easy to get to the bottom of our feelings. But turning to something we love – whether it is knitting, sports, cooking, or what have you – can provide us with an excellent metaphor that can help guide our decisions. At the very least, it can give us a brief moment of respite to step back from the confusion and look at the situation with new eyes. Activities we love can help us to quiet our minds and, much like meditation, can give us insights that we would not have access to otherwise. For me, it has always been running that has helped me to gain perspective – what about you?