First Heard: TimeLife Commercial (Body & Soul Collection..i think)
Heard it on Magic 102.1 FM (2 my H-Town folks) a few minutes ago. Brought back some memories. Dedicated to the old school lovers in the house.
For me, I have a few different strategies. Here are a few for you, love.
- Read. Read as much as you can. Read novels. Read poetry. Read magazines. Read the back of a cereal box even! Just read. For me, when I read the work of others, it helps me locate where my voice has gone to. It makes me understand that there is an endless amount of words that you are able to string together. There is a difference between imitation and inspiration. Someone can inspire you to write, but that shouldn’t mean by filling your mouth with their words. Take others words and thoughts into perspective. It will help you sort of your own.
- Write. Write as much as you can. But just because you are writing, doesn’t mean you have to show anyone. By writing, it just gets you back into the groove of being able to put all of your thoughts down. Just because you’re writing something doesn’t mean that it has to be something worth showing others. Write about what’s on your mind. Write about what you did throughout the day. You can even write about what you want to happen within the future. If you write, just about anything, things may suddenly start to come back for you.
- The opposite of writing; don’t write at all. Just wait until the words come to you. Go without writing for an entire day, and by the end of it, you will have a meaning pouring out from your fingertips. It all depends on how much you have to say. And what has happened throughout your day, and if anything has made you feel differently. Just try your hardest not to create words. Let your meaning rest for a little bit.
- Get off the computer. Turn off your phone. Unplug your television set. Close those books. Get away from anything and everything that allows your mind to be active. If you can, go outside and look at the sky, or in the distance. Even being able to reflect on nature, even for a moment, can help you come back to yourself. It may even help you make sense of a lot of things. Don’t think, be. Just remain. Just sit in the silence, and watch the clouds create different scenes of a masterpiece within a matter of minutes. Just let your mind take a rest from the world of words.