“You reap what you sow.”
I think we’ve all heard that saying a time or two. This is true in all aspects of life… our relationships, our development and our art, too. I got up this morning to write a blog post and discovered I had no words to write. I haven’t done any of my “creative” reading lately, or written in my journal for a week. I hadn’t sown any seeds for a blog post, which come when I’m taking in new ideas, pondering them, playing with them to write something new.
But I have images! Oh, do I have images. I have some beautiful forest images, from my morning hikes. That’s where I’ve been sowing my seeds of creativity: Visually, on the trail.
I shouldn’t be excited or disappointed one way or another, words or images. The outcome is obviously clear, I’m creating where I’m cultivating. Whether it’s an attitude or an art, where we invest our time and energy is where we will get a payback.
The hard part is in internalizing that we can’t get that payback in all areas at once. We have to pick and choose where we focus our attention.
Where do you choose to cultivate?
Cultivate intentionally, because that is where you will create.