Thursday, May 19, 2016

Blossom First, Bee (Maybe) Later

We are not currently doing a community Spiritual Journey Thursday roundup, but I am still reserving Thursdays as a spiritual space here at Live Your Poem. If you have a post to add, please leave the link in comments, and I will add it here!

I've been thinking a lot about yesterday's reading in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING by Mark Nepo.

Here's the opening quote:

"The flower doesn't dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes."

It's the same for writing or any other artistic/spiritual pursuit:

The writer doesn't dream of the contract.
She writes and the contract comes.

At least, that's how it should be, right?

The joy is in the process. The meaning/fulfillment/enjoyment is in the writing -- not the result (if there IS a result!).

One thing we can be sure of is that our life's work is to create, to blossom. If the bee comes, great! Welcome!

And if the bee doesn't come?

We keep on blossoming, that's what. xo

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