Musings

I have met many that are willing to give away money and things, but few who are willing to give away time or comfort.  It seems to be too uncomfortable a prospect, unless there’s a guaranteed wage or return attached to each hour.  IMHO, as someone who wants to create, time and comfort are the very things I must be willing to sacrifice.  I don’t believe that an artist rises on tidal waves of inspiration that magically instill a work ethic, but ascends to greatness in those quiet moments when nobody’s watching—those moments when I could binge watch, sleep in, or indulge in any number of innocent, deadly procrastinations (which are usually covered up with always-fashionable, rueful laughter).  

I believe that when I use those quiet moments to produce instead of consume, that the universe takes notice, and the energy I put out will be reciprocated (in one way or another).  I consider this willingness to give up time and comfort—despite the lack of an immediate return—to be one of the highest forms of faith.

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13 thoughts on “Musings

  1. I give up time, comfort, friends, laughter, fun, exercise, relationships, pleasures, sleep and a large section of my life in order to experience the fulfilling ecstasy of creativity.

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  2. I’d say that when I write, I don’t feel like I’m giving up anything. I feel like I’m enriching my life, tbh. It’s all about the balance, IMO.

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  3. “I consider this willingness to give up time and comfort—despite the lack of an immediate return—to be one of the highest forms of faith.” Beautiful!!!!! However, my dear, when you bask in your solitude of yummy snacks, you do think of things which eventually grace your blog or stories.

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