“I’ve never believed that one should wait until one is inspired because I think that the pleasures of not writing are so great that if you ever start indulging them you will never write again.” ~ John Updike, via Daily Rituals
Your mind is an ever expanding cloud of consciousness that is constantly absorbing information, creating connections, and adapting to its environment.
The information that you expose it to is the information that it is going to absorb.
What other information could it possible absorb, right?
But let’s take an extra minute to think about that…
This information includes: the TV you watch/ books you read, positive conversations/ negative conversations, good role models/ bad role models, degrading social media/ uplifting social media, acts of kindness and love/ acts of hate and destruction, advertisements promoting consumption/ nature promoting reflection … and this is only a partial list of examples. Continue reading
“The amateur has a long list of fears. Near the top are two: Solitude and silence. The amateur fears solitude and silence because she needs to avoid, at all costs, the voice inside her head that would point her toward her calling and her destiny. So she seeks distraction. The amateur prizes shallowness and shuns depth. The culture of Twitter and Facebook is paradise for the amateur.” ~ Steven Pressfield, Turning Pro