I always have some sort of journal with me, it’s become a habit since childhood. I jot down thoughts, quotes, ideas, books, dates, authors, music – all kinds of things that I come across in my day, real or imagined. Sometimes I sit down and flip through a few pages for reminders, inspiration, or just to see where I’ve been the day before. Today I grabbed a journal that I haven’t written in a while – they aren’t necessarily kept in date order, I like to mix it up a bit – and spent a few minutes flipping through it. I looked for the last entry so that I could make a note about an out of print book that I need to track down. And this is what I found,
Entfaltung- unfolding; launching into; developing
There was also an assortment of academic notes with regard to future studies that I want to do around entfaltung as a construct… but what struck me today was the word itself – entfaltung. It’s a new start or a continuation, the preciousness of a bud becoming a blossom, the power of the push off and launch into an enormous swan dive, it is the perfect stretch and reach of a delicious developpe ! Entfaltung! Begin! Unfold! Launch into something or nothing! Entfaltung can be quiet and soft or magnificent and sweeping , but there is always power in movement. Today I am grateful for entfaltung and embracing the process of becoming.