The Mental Arts Tidbit (Mar. 9)
The Mental Arts Tidbit for the Day
Writing is a release of death
Because it makes you feel alive inside
You write because there’s an urge
An impulse that you won’t let slide
You when when you have despair
You write when you have happy
You write most of all when you’re feeling crappy
Let out all the ex’s you’ve been holding on
Even if it sounds like a bad country song
Listen to my wise advice
When you write, do it not once, but twice
This poem is called “Why So Serious,” is a slight reference to the Joker line and the memes that came out of that scene…but only slight. I suppose I wrote this poem when I was feeling a little bit silly.
Usually the poems I write are pretty serious and emotional — but I figured, what the hell, might as well and let loose and rhyme “crappy” with “happy.”
In my experience, when I take things too seriously, I am usually overly attached to the outcome. There is an appropriate level of serious for each situation. The trick to my optimal experience has been knowing when I have too little or too much of it.
Try This Tidbit
Do you think that you are “too serious” sometimes in training? How may you find a bit of looseness and lightheartedness to some aspects where you want to loosen your attachments to a specific result or outcome?