Five Minute Friday early on a Monday morning while the house is still asleep.
Prompt word, five minutes, just write.
This weeks word.
‘I was once asked: “How do you know you are living?” and I said, “I create, so I know I am living.”‘ – Florence Broadhurst
We create to make a mark, to express ourselves, to show up, because we can’t not.
We create by an act of our will, with just the tiniest slither of an idea, with only a pinpoint of a thought, by sheer determination, straight out of thin air sometimes.
Creating doesn’t rely on ideal conditions or a perfect plan, it doesn’t require flashes of brilliance or strokes of genius or even mind boggling talent – – – – thank God because where would that leave most of us. That would be my creating done and dusted right there. That’s me packed up and gone home before I’ve written a word, or taken a photo or arranged one room.
Creating doesn’t start with any of those things.
It starts with starting.
The first stroke of the brush, the first sweep of the broom, the first line of the story, the first stem in the vase, the first sketch in the note pad, the first phone call or conversation.
And when you start more comes – – – –
More ideas, more insight, more understanding, more clarity, more know how – – – –
More than what we thought.
I see it time and time again, you start with what you have, doubts, misgiving, second guessing and all, throw yourself at it and somewhere along the line it takes on a shape and form and a life that you couldn’t imagine when you began. Hoped for maybe. I call it the God breathed part, more than what I could do, so much more than the sum of its simple and fumbling parts.
It starts with starting.
Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with shaking hands. Start voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have . Just – – – start. @myinspiredmind
Creating is risk though. Multiple risk. We risk it not turning out the way we think it will. We risk failure, we risk criticism, we risk it not being as fabulous or as amazing as we want it to be, we risk an indifferent audience, we risk losing control, we risk it not contributing anything, we risk being misunderstood – – – – – its all a risk but the other option is to not create a thing and in that we create a poorer life.
Creating is part of our living, part of our being human. To make something out of nothing, out of the dust of this life, we feel more connected , more alive, we feel His breath, its worth the risk.
Love to you all today