There’s no point in pretending otherwise (not that I would), but I’ve been in a bad frame of mind lately. This week, however, I have three customer orders that must be finished and so, with a heavy heart, I drove down to the studio to commence work.
The first thing I did when I got to the studio was turn on a podcast. Today it was The Majority Report with Sam Seder. He keeps me informed while making me laugh.
The second thing I did was to write down my customers’ names with notes about their request. Today I sent out a special intention into the ether because I was not in a great space but when people buy something from me, I owe it to them to do my best to make something that they will love.
All of the tension that I carried down to the studio showed up immediately: Things just didn’t gel. I snapped a band in two. I forgot to flux the metal so that the solder didn’t take. I cut the metal too short.
I went for a walk.
I came back and told myself, “It’s OK. It’s not the end of the world. You can buy more metal and do it all over again if need be.”
I sat down again and began to rework my projects and my energy shifted. I stopped thinking and moved into the flow of just doing and I finished the day pleased with my results.
That’s the way it goes. Nothing is permanent. Things change. Sometimes a walk or a phone conversation with a friend or doing something kind for someone else can salvage a day.
Nothing is the end of the world. Except for the end of the world.