There isn’t a magic formula. There isn’t a wild breakthrough that is going to save the day. There isn’t a knight, a benefactor, a savior. It’s all about taking the steps. Making the work happen. Coming back to the breath. It’s about doing it, going to sleep, doing it again. Figuring out how to create the conditions for the muse to arrive has more to do with the starting than it does with the specific rituals.
This isn’t new. Steven Pressfield has written about this extensively. As have many others. Anne Lamott and Natalie Goldberg to name two. I’m sharing this because I need to hear it. I’ve been feeling a bit stuck lately (though I managed to breakthrough yesterday’s logjam, which is nice).
Sometimes we give ourselves the best advice by offering it to others.