Inspired by V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #69: kindle
How do you ignite motivation when stalled? Or perhaps, you perceive need for a kickstart elsewhere.
To write or not to write?
That is the question.
Well, not the entire question.
To procrastinate or not to procrastinate?
That is the real question.
How to get past that pile of crap sometimes planted squarely in the way…
How to ignite a dormant fraction of an idea that briefly appears – and perhaps even feels momentarily brilliant…before it evaporates in a mist of uncertainty? Ghostly voices echoing unimportant not good enough who cares…before sinking it into the muck of inertia.
So I plod on, searching for the proper mix of kindling.
To ignite…to spark.
To silence the ghosts.
To harness the energy in such short supply.
My current mantra…
One sentence at a time.
The purpose will make itself known…
…When I was in college I wrote every day. Didn’t think twice about it. Not just research papers. Or chemistry lab reports. But a personal journal with a jet black cover given to me by a girlfriend – a full size sketch book.
Fresh kindling tumbled forth without fail…plenty of sparks back then…filling pages…line by line.
Questioning. Worrying. Wondering. Planning.
What if? Why not? Why now? How will I? Should I? Oh no.
Careful script or hurried scrawl. Grand calligraphy moments of introspection.
Unfiltered and often painful, it was all there…
This past summer, I revisited – and read – what I had written decades ago.
Pages of words to heal.
Time to let them go.