Creative Wisdom: October Lyricisms

October 5, 2012

Find Joy, Be Inspired, Create Beauty
Creativity occurs in the moment, and in the moment we are timeless. ~Julia Cameron

The Meaning of Time: Why is it that on days that I really need to get things done lately, all I want to do is curl up with a book and stay in bed? Perhaps because sitting down to read a book feels like a by-gone luxury that I haven’t had time for in … well, forever. I listened to an interesting article recently that spoke of the difference between managing time and experiencing it. It caught me off guard. You know how often I harp on getting started, doing things NOW, not wasting time. Perhaps I’ve lost sight of the need for balance. I spend the vast majority of my time managing, and very little of it experiencing.

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Experiencing Time is a Useful Activity: I don’t advocate wasting time… but I believe artists need to creatively feed their soul as much as everyone else. Wandering in a garden, taking in the city, reading a book – the more you feed your soul the richer the wellspring of inspiration you will have to draw from. I am sure that Helen Keller or Michelangelo spent time examining the beauty of nature, that da Vinci and Mother Teresea spent time in meditation, and even Einstein daydreamed now and then. As an artist, or as a human being, it is not a waste of time to feed your soul. What will you do this month to feed your soul, to fill your well of creative inspiration.

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