Take a Moment to Move Beyond your Function

Photo: D Sharon Pruitt

This is Tania Ahlfeldt and we’re talking creativity.

Have you ever sat in a doctor’s surgery and wished
that he or she actually HEARD you?
I have experienced Doctors so lost in their functionality that I didn’t feel seen and
I definitely wasn’t heard.
I’ve left feeling misdiagnosed, misunderstood and carrying medication
that ended up unopened.
It’s the experience of all brain and very little heart.
It’s the experience of the brain going off on its tangent and missing the point.

There is an amazing commentator on education, a British man named
Sir Ken Robinson – he made a statement that our bodies were not created to purely be carriers of our heads!

I think he’s right.
Often we are so lost within our head space – so lost within our particular functionality that we can’t see the wood for the trees.
Taking a moment to savor, often infringes upon the importance of what we do.
Taking a moment to see who’s in front of us and pay attention to what they are saying adds a much needed dimension to who we are.

Let’s recognize our function.
Let’s know that there is more to us.
Let’s share what we love with ourselves first,
to calm the franticness that can be our lives.
Let’s consider our own needs.
Let’s enjoy our humanness.
Let’s consider rest, true rest where we have time to face
ourselves and enjoy the meander of our minds.

View yourself for a minute as the human you were before your function took over
and remember that your body was not created to merely be a carrier of your head!

This is Tania Ahlfeldt imploring you not to miss the point.


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