Spontaneity

Not Always What it Seems

Spontaneity

There’s something to be said about being spontaneous and going with a feeling. In some cases that means following a gut feeling and in others it means acting on an impulse. A lot of times these feelings are driven by a welling up inside; a need that’s been calling out for a while and has yet to be addressed. Often times, acting impulsively in these rare moments can lead to experiences that, unexpectedly, enrich life in one form or another. It usually goes something like this: a good deal of time is spent holding the urge to act at bay and eventually the urge to act wins out suddenly and without planning; or so it feels. Though, truthfully, it's been under subconscious deliberation for quite a while. In the end a little time, money, or both are spent to do something or go somewhere on a whim and the result is almost always the same: it was worth it. Personal growth or experiences that far outweigh the investment.

Life without a little risk is like a line without curves; it never changes and loses all interesting qualities the moment hope for something different fades.


Watching your own hand paint this line are you going to simply wait for it to do something interesting or are you going to will it to? We make our own path in life, it’s been said; but, I prefer we paint our own lines. Life isn’t a single path to be walked at any given time and as such it hardly seems to fit the narrative. Life is an art piece birthed from a single line that quickly becomes many interconnected ones growing in various directions; the brush leaving and rejoining the canvas in times of change. Whether we decide to paint a straight line or a masterpiece is up to us. And that, my friends, is the truth of it.