There is a time for every Writing activity under heaven.
A time to write and a time to refrain from writing,
A time to read and a time to close the book,
to read the world at large,
A time to try harder and a time to cease striving
A time for antonyms and a time for synonyms
A time for atticism and a time for simplicity
A time for writers argot and a time for common lingo
A time for questions, and a time for answers
A time for conundrums, and a time for the ho-hums
A time for letters and a time for numbers
A time for wide awake and a time for slumbers
There is a time to hold, and a time to be held
And a time to behold our God.
At times the words come slowly, at times like a rush
In season and out of season we ponder, and
There is a time to write, to right the confusion of life's ups and downs.
When I find the season dry or when I try too hard, I need to spend a time on soul refreshment ... usually in the form of Beauty.
Much of the stress and emptiness that haunts us can be traced back to our lack of attention to beauty. Internally, the mind becomes coarse and dull if it remains unvisited by images and thoughts which hold the radiance of beauty.
(Beauty: The Invisible Embrace—John O'Donohue)
Think of creativity as a spark, it needs a large stockpile of experience to ignite. If you do not open yourself up to life, then your creativity will just be a flash, and never a real fire.* (unknown)
* from the book 1001 Ways to Creativity by Arcturus Publishing 2013
1. concise and elegant expression, diction, or the like.
2. the style or idiom of Attic Greek occurring in another dialect or language.
1. the special vocabulary and idiom of a particular profession or social group: sociologists' argot.2. a specialized idiomatic vocabulary peculiar to a particular class or group of people, especially that of an underworld group, devised for private communication and identification
Jocelyn is the author of Who is Talking out of My Head? Grief as an out of Body Experience
She blogs at: http://whoistalking.wordpress.com