Last night while laying in bed as happy as can be, a new book title and sub-title popped into my head for a concept that's been brewing for a few years. I wrote it down before I passed out because I knew not to trust my morning self to remember my night time self's lovely idea. It could easily get lost during the hours in between.
I think you have to capture inspiration when it strikes. You can't count on it to knock a second time. When an idea feels like a yes in your heart and soul, write it down. Do something with it. Give it some life. Don't let it float on by and tell yourself that you'll remember it in the morning. Or that you'll get to it later. Or even worse, dismiss it entirely.
Because it only takes a moment or one contradictory thought for that sweetness to dissolve into the ethers.
At least document it. At least put some energy behind it. At least say the first yes so that it has a chance to grow further. It showed up for a reason and it's up to you to answer that call.
You aren't given great ideas just to do nothing with them. The world is filled with people harbouring some phenomenal ideas that will never see the light of day. Don't be one of them.
I shared my idea with Melanie today. Another way of making the idea more real. Of course that only works when you're telling someone who you know is 100% loving and supportive and would never shit on your dreams.
No need to share your tiny seed with someone who can't be 100% awesome about it because the seed is far too tiny and fragile to withstand external criticism. It needs plenty of time to be nurtured in a safe environment if it's ever going to grow into its fullness, so if you don't have a Melanie in your life, just keep your wonderful idea to yourself until it takes shape. Until your confidence with it grows. Until it's solid enough and you're solid enough about it that someone else's limitations would not threaten the making and the delivery of your creative gift.
I noticed that this idea came after a long weekend of joy and after a full day of relaxation. Some ideas are birthed through struggle, while others are birthed through ease.
The Poet & The Butterfly was birthed through ecstasy. Can't really top that. But birthing through joy ain't too shabby either.
With a wish that this inspires you to say yes to whatever it is that is offering itself to you,
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