Tonight I needed a strong visual to help me begin writing. I’ve sat at my computer for at least 45 minutes, staring at a blank screen, and nothing would come out. Maybe this is a self-induced block (See Blocks to Creativity and Blocks to Creativity – Loss of Momentum).
Thumbing through a book of quotes, I read this discouraging message:
“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” ~Louis L’Amour
I took this to mean “the beginning of the end, life is over, the cup is 3/4 full”. Those were my thoughts during the day. HOWEVER, as I reread this quote now, I see a completely different perspective as pertains to writing: “when you believe everything is finished” then the revision begins and the writing expands and deepens. Wow, what a positive spin!Here’s a big warning: Keep a guard at your gate to keep those dark demons of discouragement away.
Albert Einstein had this to say: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Choice: to choose to see everything as a miracle…I’m adding this to my Joy Mantra Philosophy.