Yesterday I attempted to write. I set my timer for five minutes – giving myself the gift of five minutes – and two quotes as my inspiration.
“When love awakens in your life, it is like a rebirth, a new beginning.”
“My sun sets to rise again.”
I am sharing my writing now as an inspiration to you.
Now, for the journey my writing chugged through….
There are so many distractions as I sit here and attempt to write for five minutes about awakening love for my writing process. I see a broom and want to sweep, I look at the clock and I want to assemble lunch for my children and get out into the money making flow “hurry it up hurry it up hurry it up!” I hear in my inner ear. Oh, Lord I can’t do it all – my anxiety reaches for my throat to shut my voice – my writing voice – down.
Five minutes. That’s all.
My fingers continue to move, on the keyboard focused.
Reawaken love for the process.
Let go of end result. Welcome bad or mediocre or luke warm results. (Youch!) Yes, even lukewarm.
Awaken to the process being enough. This is so un-pilgrim-esque there must be results. There must be a something in order to continue I can’t just continue for a nothing that makes no sense.
Writing this is not a nothing, like when Cameron says “No one this or that and no one the other and…” he stares straight at me as he says this. “So I am a nothing and a no one, since I…”
Oh, yeah, that.
Process is worth all of the wonder and exhilaration of being on a best seller list or having twenty five people pay a thousand dollars to hear me speak.
Kathleen is pushing me and I am welcoming it.
My community is rising up to greet me and say “Bring your work forward with and for us” it is almost surreal, beloveds, almost surreal.”
If it was a job.
Is it still less than five minutes?
I heard the coffee pot call me, the coffee pot that has been creating really tasty coffee lately.
I think of the squirrel and planning and play. And me. And love. And movement.
And applause. All that in five minutes.
I like this!
Julie JordanScott, the Creative Life Midwife, is a writer, a poet performer, a Creativity Coach, and a Mother of three. One of her
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