"Therefore, ideas spend eternity swirling around us, searching for available and willing human partners." - Elizabeth Gilbert
Not long ago I read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. Then, I read it again. It's such an awesome read and filled with inspiration.
About two years ago, maybe even three, I had an idea. I never brought that idea to life because I have this 'thing' on my shoulder telling me that my ideas are dumb and everything I do fails anyways. So why do it?
Earlier this year, as I was leaving our daughter's birthday dinner, I received a text from a friend. She asked if I have any photography goals or projects.. or something along those lines. I immediately thought about that idea from two or three years ago and told her all about it! That simple text ignited that spark again that was so needed.
The following weekend I met someone who could so easily open the doors for this idea to turn into something than just that... an idea.
Last weekend, believe it or not, I once again stumbled upon something that would remind me to get this project going. As if the universe is trying to tell me something.
Elizabeth Gilbert writes, "The idea will organize coincidences and portents to tumble across your path, to keep your interest keen. You will start to notice all sorts of signs pointing you toward the idea." Isn't that amazing?
What I also found to be so interesting is when Elizabeth writes, "If inspiration is allowed to unexpectedly enter you, it is also allowed to unexpectedly exit you."
This may sound a bit exaggerated but if my idea left to find someone who will actually get it out into the world, I would be devastated. I'm sure all creative minds can understand that we have an instant emotional connection to what we create and, therefore, become attached.
Has an idea left you and moved on to someone who made it come to life? Not on purpose, it simply moved on as Elizabeth describes.
Anyways... thank you for listening to me rambling on, while I'm on this road to self-discovery.