I was standing at sink doing the dishes recently (no dishwasher around here – you’re looking at her!), thinking about my new book and white paper, and how I was going to get the word out. All of a sudden everything clicked for me. I could almost visualize the path that I could invite people to travel with me, as they learned more about me and what I offer.
But this isn’t about me (ok, it’s a little bit about me, but this IS my blog), it’s about the creative power of water.
I’ve noticed that water – whether it’s trickling, streaming, raining, pelting or flowing – can have a deep impact on my own creative flow. And when I remember to do it, I can consciously tap into that. So instead of turning on the news or a CD while I’m doing the dishes, I plant a question or problem that I’m seeking guidance about, and I open my mind to answers.
Of course the next step is to capture those ideas (see my earlier post about Einstein hair for some examples of idea catchers), before they float away again. I’ve learned not to fear that either, though, because the best ideas ALWAYS come back.
Writing Prompt: The next time you’re struggling to generate writing ideas for your blog, website, newsletter or book, let go of the struggle, take some quiet time and tune into the creative power of water.
Joseph Geraghty says
Now Linda, you proably did not intend to send the male mind racing with talk of you showering, but seriously one does get good idea under the shower. Could you send your rates for copywriting?
Linda Dessau says
Thanks for the comment and request – the best place to start with editing is a Power Edit session: http://www.youtalk-iwrite.com/power-edit.html.
Alisa Rose Seidlitz says
What a truly lovely idea!
Linda Dessau says
Hello Alisa Rose,
I’m so glad you liked it, and thank you for your note!