Like many things in life, you can’t schedule creativity. It’s not always on or fully available. In times of creative ebb, we struggle and push and fight for the flow. We fear it will never come back. The ebb feels empty and the flow full and abundant.
When we focus on the emptiness of the ebb, we lose touch with the flow.
The simplest way to love the ebb is to surrender. Put down your pen or brush. Set your big plans aside. Close your computer. Love the ebb and …
- bake a pie
- watch a movie
- get on a yoga mat
- go for a walk
- read a love story
It may take 5 minutes or 5 days, but the flow will always follow the ebb.
Your most creative moments will come from your least creative moments. They will come from the mundane, the normal and the weird and extraordinary. Experience all of those things in the ebb to invite the flow.
Next time you are faced with an ebb in love, creativity, passion or motivation, let go. Don’t worry. Everything will be ok.