Do Not Despise The Day of Small Beginnings

Monday 19 November 2007

Really, it doesn't take much to get going. Just a whole shitload of discipline. But after that, very quickly, the snowballing effect starts happening.

So it goes like this: sit down and do some centering prayer. Mmmm, noice! Feel the spaciousness start. Feel the mind wander. That's okay. Come back to the centre (Maranatha). "Look" at God for a while. Isn't he beautiful. He's got it all under control. Feel the mind wander. That's okay. Come back to the centre (Maranatha). Mmm, noice! Etcetera. Keep doing this for 20 minutes. Amazing how quickly the time goes.

Next: go into your study, or office, or writing room, or whatever you want to call it. Sit down at table. Light four candles. Admire candlelight. Start writing something about candlelight. Extend to two paragraphs. Remember glimmer of story idea had on train the other night on the way home. Decide to incorporate into story. Hey look - while you weren't looking, you started writing a story!

Get up and get online.

Oh well, don't despise the day of small beginnings. And resist not evil. Even your own. Which means, don't get on a big giant egofest about what a pathetic worm you are. Just accept that you are an internet junkie. Just laugh at the fact that on a day where you weren't going to be online you managed 4 posts. Don't think about how pathetic aforesaid comment is. Just incorporate it into your day of small beginnings of one hour duration.

It's an hour more than I did yesterday

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