Fill Your Well

by Starla J. King on October 28, 2011

We push, we pull, we wrangle, we struggle, we scrape the bottom of our dehydrated spirits in a maddening attempt to CREATE something with nothing.

But wringing a dry sponge tighter won’t produce water.

Insistence won’t produce inspiration.

And empty needs our help to become full.

When the words you need to write just aren’t coming out, take a walk.

When the equation you need to solve just won’t fall into place, go to the art museum.

When the project plan timeline refuses to gel and the essay just won’t flow and your metaphorical paints are all dried up  — relax your internal sponge, and go fill your well. Read the stuff that makes your mind spin; listen to the songs that make your heart dance; let your senses out to play in the sun, the rain, the mud, the city, the country.

Take it all in, soak it all up until your sponge is dripping with the lushness of life. Then write. Or plan. Or sing. Or build. Or coach. Or paint. Or love.

Until You’re full… you’re ready.  GO.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

NJD October 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Perfecto once again.


Starla J. King October 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm

NjD, as you know, this blog post came out of an email to you… so THANK YOU.


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