If there’s one lesson a writer must learn, it’s that “You can’t wait for inspiration to write” if you’re going to be productive. It’s essential to understand “A writer writes” and that’s the truth whether you aim to be a Pulitzer Prize Winner, a New York Times Best Seller or a successful Self-Published author. Or for that matter, you may write “just because” writing is a creative outlet, or you’re keeping the family history or like telling stories on paper. The point is, I remind myself from time to time that although writing is my passion, it only works with practice. Invariably there are times of inspired writing and then there those times of little inspiration to write, and that's when I must practice.
Mindfulness has little to do with awards or becoming successful as a result of your practice. So that may leave some feeling less inspired to practice “just because” mindfulness is a benefit toward balance. Moreover, you may go along all day feeling fine and find no reason, no inspiration to practice mindfulness. Yet, mindfulness is the practice that helps center so that we won’t need inspiration. Similar to the lesson of a writer, you don’t wait to be inspired, you practice mindfulness and move towards the benefits of awareness, insight and awakening of now, present, moment.
The intent, purpose, direction is forward as we create better balance on the path of progress and peace.