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I still feel like a teenager on the inside, unfortunately my children do remind me how old I am!! I have lived for 20+ years as an Irish expat in The Netherlands. My favourite city here has to be Amsterdam.

Writing, reading, authentic living. It's all here at The Writing Process

Welcome to my blog. Let me start by telling you that I love writing. I love the sense of vitality it gives me. I love that it helps me to make sense of the world and to the people in it. I love that it helps me become wiser, more intuitive, empathic, and most of all autonomous.

All aspects - reading, writing and observing - are what make the process complete. The essence is storytelling, and learning about
life and yourself.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

On being mediocre

I think the most difficult thing for me was realizing that, despite all my best (though unsuccessful) efforts at denying it, I might just be mediocre.

Mediocrity will of course ultimately result in being rapidly forgotten after death and is thus an enormous leveler.

However, the realization of possibly being mediocre may, if allowed, actually bring about a sense of peace, and permit me to slow down, perhaps just watch unlimited TV and stop chasing the illusory life that seems so much better than the one I am living.

Allowing the notion of mediocrity to sink in will offer release from constant activity and rainbow chasing and perhaps even create the space necessary to exist in the here and now, just accepting everything exactly as it is.

Accepting mediocrity is liberating. Just stop and smell the roses. Engage in an activity without hanging some unrealistic importance on it. Rediscover the intrinsic pleasure in everything I do.

Love the mediocrity, the ordinariness, love it.