Everyone needs loving When the world turns icy gray Those times that things go astray, But also when all seems right – And dancing lasts day to night. All the glorious notes together Can change the internal weather Allowing the most joyful songs, Every age can sing along Faces brightening with delight. The sun comes arising, In eyes hopeful and surprised; Time becomes a tender comfort When strangers become fast friends.
Prompt: The weather is rather frightful in many places; pull up a stool at the bar, create something to ameliorate the awful conditions outside.
Gratitude: I went into town and got groceries and miscellaneous after five weeks without doing so. I have hope to feel better now that I have diet soda and food I like. Music. Getting my phone to sync with the Explorer. My friend Reba is a lifesaver, literally.
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When writing or art comes straight through the Muse (Creativity), it is easy to create, but it becomes a more complicated process when the inspiration dries up. One has to reach deeper, think harder, be more persistent, and attempt coaxing imagination out to play.
This state is not ideal. There is not a full-blown block, but work becomes a challenge.
Writers may find helpful short forms like haiku or tanka. Different locations may inspire many. Meeting and socializing with a variety of people can inspire unique perspectives. All creatives could benefit from novel experiences that inform creation. Craft books are often useful. Reading, video, and music can enchant and educate us, bringing fresh material to mind.
For those who engage in daily practice, continuing is essential. As in all things, one’s mastery benefits from not giving up.
Habits of calm and quiet can also induce states conducive to the breaking of creativity into consciousness. To slow down, invoke peace, still the racing of body and mind facilitates copious production.
Taking leave from the busyness of screens makes room for thoughts unbiased by advertisement, frantic activity, and media to surface. Constant immersion in the digital world can sometimes drain away originality.
Conversation with family, friends, and others may also add filler to the well. Long walks with rapt attention to surroundings can awaken capacities often drown in routine.
Always remember, love and creativity, though perhaps muted, are present. Do not quit. Capture hope, ideas, joy, for those are available and plentiful when actively pursued.
Prompt: Pick something from the article above and immediately add it to your practice.
Gratitude: Visiting Richard, conversation, food, moments. Coming home allows less tension and stressful feelings. Not physically disciplining the Wookie for destroying my cushion. My command center. Talking to Alex and Reba.
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Once I cleared my head, My heart began singing love, Grateful for all things.
No consequence without Acting to lift the package, The heart A crane building homes Within lanes of thought, Given encouragement, Inspiration, To grasp creativity With every part. Daring to grow higher, Stronger, Beyond each chain, pain, Locking cages of timidity. Now prepared to bolt Like a Mustang who owns The land touched by The free pounding wildness Of hooves Never shod, trampling Dust into golden clouds Shining like a priceless Opportunity, To be the one who leads From laments to choruses Of elation Bringing all toward elevation Where the carefully crated Surprise is unbound, revealing Love To all who are knowingly Seeking to encompass More, abound.
The trees are now bare Branches like fingers pointing Out the emptiness Of a sky bleached free without Any pigment, adding soul. Still in hallowed halls Voices state more exists here Than unreasoning fate, Life is meant in love, faith, real Enough to cite deep fortunes. Us, never alone Though feeling nothing describes Our hearts time betwixt One moment in company Or darkness in hours apart. A well of sky swells Incomplete, because though there, Stars cannot be seen, Sun-drenched heavens obscure all That remains, always being. We, expecting more, Find, however, hard we look Somehow we are blind Because experience steals Our senses toward what we feel. Even names in our dreams Though given, known, lived – disperse Into fog forgot When eyes are closed, we are not, But feelings of urgency. On the ground, brown grass Waits the awakening brought By calendar turns Where warmth swift begins, returns, Like embraces of one beloved.
Prompt: Words are love, life, the making of reality. Explore using creativity to express things you wish to see but hardly know. See how far you can stretch belief.
Gratitude: I had a wonderful lunch with Richard. I returned home. Wookie had not wholly destroyed things, though she made inroads toward it. Music, singing, dance. Strawberry Crème Cheese Danishes.
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I am in my happy place with Richard, which is a great relief. He is cooking a ham slice. I arranged my set up here. I always come with devices and supplies.
Today was a stressful day, so I am enjoying being here.
I have some photos from the cooking.
Prompt: Make real-life your creative practice, like a show and tell from kindergarten. Be you because you are the best.
Thankfulness: Alex got more of his homesteading done. Richard called and said I could visit when I wanted. It took me a long time, but I made it here. I dropped the books that were racking up fees at the library dropbox. I got all of the ten loads of laundry I did yesterday sorted.
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