Good Morning, God!
My loving husband, Kit, came home with this pot of cyclamen several months ago — October, maybe? I was delighted but I remember saying, “It’s lovely but I’m afraid it won’t last a week!” However, much to my continuing surprise, two or three ice cubes a day have kept my cyclamen happy and blooming into February!
You say that it’s Daily habits that keep us blooming? Small ice cube-sized habits? Regularly and consistently applied?
Dang. Regular and systematic are not Value Laden Words for me.
THAT CAN CHANGE!
Sigh. I guess that is where change begins. It begins in expanding what I value. Like valuing small simple habits like putting things away — right away! I’m reminded of Gustave Flaubert’s quote that we must live like a bourgeoise to create like a madman. I found this translation online: “Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.”
So, order can be a supportive framework for creative work. I want a supportive framework. I need a supportive framework! And I want it to pay off in more time and energy for creative work. I am beginning to let go of the false dichotomy that I can be orderly or I can be creative.
I think in the past I felt that being organized would be a full-time job and that it wouldn’t leave time or energy to create. Sigh. That was a lie — as I guess most either/or “choices” are. I am feeling a lot more hopeful, God. And, with Your Help (and the help of my professional organizer), I am going to see building a supportive framework as a “Creative Act!” Thank You, God!