Inspiration’s Manifesto: Go, Do & Create.

Via on Mar 9, 2013

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“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.” ~  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Inspiration found me this morning—even though, I was trying my very best to tuck away with a hot cup of decaf and just the littlest wedge of remaining dark chocolate. Alas, the little bugger just wouldn’t let me be…

We’re actually good friends, he and I—even if he does sometimes pester me in the middle of the night, nudging me awake from the deepest of sleep and with all sorts of wonderings-on.

And asking those questions with such very long answers, like, “what is this thing we call life?” or “what makes a heart really smile?”

And though, I do love my dear friend, Inspiration…at times, he can be a bit like that one annoying kid at a sleepover—you know, the one who’s mind just never rests…chattering on and on and on again, until the earliest hours of the breaking dawn.

Just how the heck did that kid wake up refreshed?

So, here I am now with this simple fleck of an idea, stuck inside of my mind and just rolling around—and what choice do I have? There’s really none—my only option now is to go, do, and create.

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And, yet, as inconvenient as this may all seem to be—I’m still really grateful to have him around.

I think we all need friends just like these—the ones who’ll force us to pause and to think…who’ll gently tug us down yet another endlessly, winding path…and, even on those days when we’d rather wish for that ‘walk’ to be done.erik blog 1=3

And, though, he can often seem to be a bit of a pest—always showing up at just the wrong time…I assure you Inspiration’s intentions are (mostly) genuine, otherwise, why would he bother to drop by at all?

So go now…dream…build, and create… and while you’re at it, why not just let Inspiration tag along?

Just make sure to bring a really thick notebook…as Inspiration can be quite the indomitable chatterer.

 

Bonus: Stop thinking so much. Go, Do!

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Ed: Kate Bartolotta

 

About Tara Lemieux

Tara Lemieux is a mindful wanderer, and faithful stargazer. Although she often appears to be listening with great care, rest assured she is most certainly forever lost in thought. She is an ardent explorer and lover of finding things previously undiscovered or at the very least mostly not-uncovered. When she’s not writing, you can find her walking in the woods and sometimes changing the way we look at things, one simple moment at a time. If after all of this, you still wish to seek Tara out, you can contact her at www.taralemieux.com, OR read her SUPER-AMAZING DAILY blog or, take one second to "LIKE" her on Facebook at Tara's Facebook Page. Or email her directly at tara@taralemieux.com. All roads will lead to one home, and rest assured she (and Nudnick, the wonder dog) would LOVE to hear from you.

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10 Responses to “Inspiration’s Manifesto: Go, Do & Create.”

  1. Edie says:

    Sweet…always surprised by your gifts…thanks…

  2. Carolyn says:

    Sometimes I worry the well of inspiration will run dry…and then I read this! Thank you.

  3. Tara Lemieux says:

    Thank you ~ and you're too sweet… xo

  4. Courtney says:

    Hi Tara,
    Can you tell me the source of the image?
    Thanks for your article!

  5. Haha! I’m sitting here watching The Secret with some friends and this article pops up. No matter how much I “go, do, create”, I still seem to fall into oblivion. It’s articles like these that remind me to wake up!

    Thank you!

  6. Kim says:

    Yesssss! I was just reflecting on this the other day as I was trying to be responsible and sit myself down to catch up on work on a beautiful Saturday when all I wanted to do was make music and play outside. I sat in this conflict for several hours, not really getting anything done, then finally gave into the creativity and inspiration because it was obviously not going to be ignored. Ended up entering that flow-state of creativity, writing a song for the first time in awhile. Inspiration certainly doesn't always show up at the most convenient time, but surrendering to it and honoring it when it does is such a gift.

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