I am ready to challenge myself in this area and get back into my writing more regularly, especially on my blog, so as I was sitting there today searching Google for inspiration I was hit with an inspired idea (I love it when that happens!) and was told to write a blog about nothing. How do I write about nothing I thought to myself but that little spark within was lit so I decided to give it a go! I've gotten through almost two paragraphs already, so it's easier than I thought! Haha. I bet that a blog post about nothing makes you wonder why you're even reading this but stay with me because I have a feeling that by the end of this post some valuable piece of information or advice will surface. Well I sure do hope so, otherwise this really is a blog about nothing!!
Many years ago I was introduced to a book titled The Artists Way, written by Julia Cameron. One of her suggestions to strengthen creativity in the book, which I did try for a while, is to write morning pages. The idea is that as soon as you wake up and before you do anything in the morning, you get a pen and paper and write whatever comes to you. You have to write at least one full page of text, which believe me is no easy task before you’re fully awake, especially if you’re not a morning person! However, I always found that in the last line or two there was always a little gold nugget there that had been waiting to be discovered; something poignant that made the process (and the half hour less sleep) worthwhile.
Life is constantly challenging us. Providing us with opportunities to grow and move beyond our own limitations. I really don’t know why I have a blockage in relation to sharing my writing, considering it’s what I love to do. Maybe I’m afraid of failure. Maybe I’m afraid of judgement. Maybe I’m afraid of both! But my writing is not meant to be about an outcome for others (although I love the thought of my words having an impact), my writing is meant to be a process for me, right? A creative process where I get to express myself and voice my truth, my opinions, and my words.
I share many words each day on social media, many of which make a difference to those who read them and provide hope and inspiration. But those words aren’t about me. Those words are given to me by the angels to help, support and guide others. My blockage with words and writing is definitely related to sharing my own truth and experiences, with sharing about ME.
So today, I take a step out of my comfort zone by sharing this with you and letting you in. Maybe just a little but we all have to start somewhere, right? But whilst this is an opportunity for me to truly practice what I preach and move beyond my own limitations and the beliefs that hold me back, it's also to help inspire you to be bold and brave in your own creative expression of yourself and your truth.
It's wasted energy worrying or thinking about what others will say and do in response to our truth or who we are and how we express ourselves. The opinions and judgements of others are simply a reflection of them and their own perception based on their life experiences. It does not make it true, it does not make it fact. It simply makes it their opinion. The learning, the growth, the joy and the satisfaction come from the process of doing, so push your fears aside and do that thing you think you can’t do (or aren’t good enough to do)!
What starts as nothing will definitely become something!