Blog stuck. I hate it when that happens. Here I sit in ye olde Lazygirl sucking my thumb and waiting for inspiration to strike and—nothing. Hello? Is anybody in there?
In desperation, I flip to a random page in my journal for distraction. The page flip takes me to an entry that reminds me of the importance of meditation and journaling. Both are the source of creativity, focus, and ideas that may be useful in writing; both are a rich source of wisdom that offer answers to some of life’s thorny questions. Questions of the soul arise, questions that draw my attention within to seek the source of joy. Where does it come from? Why does it go missing? How can I retrieve it?
My mind wanders off again into the world of writing. Why do I do it? Would I publish a blog or a book if no one ever read them? If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one to hear, does it make a sound?
Creativity in any form comes packaged with a powerful nudge of the soul to seek outward expression. To deny the urge of creativity is to live life at half-mast. To experience the fullness of life is to allow talent and gifts to flow forth as joyful expressions of the soul.
Aha. That’s why I write! When I deny the inner urge of creativity to express itself, I deny joy. When I write for the right reasons, joy becomes the reward. The desire for accolades and validation pales in comparison to the sense of soul satisfaction that comes with the completion of a creative endeavor.
Why do I write? Because I have to. Who am I writing for? Myself. Well, whew. I’m glad that we got that settled.
In closing, it dawns on me that I need not limit my creative ability to just writing a book or a blog, but I can also use it to nurture the seeds of a better world by writing a new story of the future. I can imagine and dream the creation of a new and improved world that awaits our arrival. We all can help write the future. We need only imagine. It doesn’t get more joyful than that.
Note: The photo above is courtesy of New Waves of Light, a website designed by anonymous individuals around the world who share the intention of bringing light and love to a world of darkness and chaos. (newwavesoflight.org or NWOL.us).
3 thoughts on “Where’s the Joy?”
Taking time to express my own creativity has been the saving grace of my life. It is when/where I truly feel like I am my best self. In ALL expressions of it. Loved this post. Thank you!
Clearly, your creativity oozes out in all directions. What a gift! Thanks for following Voices!