Monday motivation: Have you lost your muchness?
Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland entertained me last night, in addition to providing a little inspiration. As Alice fights her fate in Wonderland, Mad Hatter tells her, “You were much more muchier. You’ve lost your muchness.”
Today’s question is “have you lost your muchness?” If the answer is yes, the follow-up question is “what can you do to reclaim it?” If the answer is no, the follow-up is “Yay! Great for you,” and “what’s next?”
Once upon a time, I definitely lost my muchness. It seems to come and go. Right now, though, it’s here and I’m holding on to it with all my might. Last week, I committed myself to a project I’ve been delaying for four years. (Lost my muchness.) I began toiling towards completing that commitment the other night, and in doing so, I reclaimed my muchness. I stared at a blank screen for hours, wondering what to write. Then it hit me. Hard. Today, I reached a milestone. Seemingly small yet monumental in a peculiar way because of what it represents, not necessarily what it is.
Your life is yours. It’s full of purpose, but you’ll never fully engage said purpose without your muchness. There is no diverging from the path because you make the path. You could be doing more. You could be being more. When are you going to start?
Because when you step out to face that creature, you step out alone.”
– Mirana, the White Queen, Alice in Wonderland
– Audre Lorde
– Charles Kingsleigh, Alice in Wonderland
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