During the Creative Process
would be a writing day
Simple and clean
Like clearing a desk to begin work
Or de-cluttering a kitchen counter to begin baking.
I’ve learned that with one intentional thought, ‘everything else’ takes a step back
instead of clamoring
to share the stage, insisting on receiving equal priority.
Holding to one singular direction aligns with being present for this miraculous moment and all that it holds.
It wondrously takes the lead and leaves behind the sense of being pulled in a zillion different directions.
I don’t know what I will write today.
I do know that I will.
I have made a choice.
Cleared my mental desk
And have made my mind, heart, ears, and eyes available.
That is all that is required.
Too often, I forget this.
Do I have other important things, saying ‘you should do this too—or be doing this instead?’ Of course, I do.
If existing at all, rare is the moment that says, ‘There is nothing else of import to do. Please help yourself and do what sounds delight-filled to you today.’
So the question I ask myself more often these days is one of ‘If not now—when?? If I don’t do the thing that lights me up inside now, when will I?’
So today, I write.
A few days ago, it was a painting day. Then it was a walk in the local garden day.
I keep learning (and relearning) this:
If you do what your heart desires, the work will always get done.
Don’t make your life wait while you do ‘everything else.’
P.S. Re the painting in this post—it’s the one I painted on the ‘today is a painting day‘ thing I mentioned earlier. Got something you want to be doing that you haven’t somehow made happen yet? Try the ‘Today is a (fill in the blank) day’ — then see what happens. It works! Leave a comment below and let me know how it goes!