I am going through some sort of a writer’s block. When I check Facebook, I see other people writing for newspapers and here I am, jealous and sulking, finding nothing to write. Forget getting something published, I don’t have much ideas or thoughts that I would want to write about.
I was thinking about this situation when a thought struck me. Why do I write? Where do these ideas come from? Why do I have this urge to write? Am I in anyway doing anything to get ideas or do they just come like a lost bag on the doorstep of my heart and I post it on my blog for people to check if it belongs to anyone. Aren’t the readers also looking for something or why would we read?
In the middle of writing and wanting to write and seeing my name in the newspaper or magazine or say even a book… I have discovered the secret on being patient.
Patient – the word is as boring as it is to be….or is it?
The secret is in the following steps.
1 Acceptance – there is absolutely no benefit in fighting with yourself. Ideas come from above. If you are meant to write, relax, you will.
2 Pray – when I used to write my diary my dad used to joke that god had nothing better to do but hear me complain or whine. You know what, he really doesn’t. I find a lot of strength in writing. It is my form of praying. No matter what your form is, Pray. Ask. Demand. Believe. Be worthy.
3 Be busy – In the meantime keep yourself busy with something. Take the drunken monkey of a mind and watch comedy nights with kapil sharma. Make tomato chutney or amla ka achar for your hubby. Do something but not worry. Do anything but don’t worry. It is truly a waste of your imagination.
In the end, I am also learning that in the process of learning how to be patient, I need to be patient with myself too. We need to understand that we may want to do a thousand things in a day and we might do 1200 things instead out of which only 800 match. So what? We do more than what we plan, only not what we plan. No? So accept, breathe, laugh, pray, (for me too)live, learn, breathe, do.