Here’s a tip that many of you probably know already: Use water for inspiration! No, I don’t mean look at a picture of water, or even get out and look at real water. I mean get into the water—the bath, shower, pool, lake, or ocean—and let it work its magic.
WHY HERE? WHY NOW?
Since a lot of people already know this trick, what prompts me to post about it? Last week I was recovering from the flu and thinking that maybe, later, if I had the strength, I might consider some topics for this week’s posts on WRITE IN THE ZONE and THE SOUL OF SELLING.
I staggered out of bed, huddling into myself against the chill in our San Francisco summer air, and decided I’d better slip into the tub to warm up. I lay there, barely capable of thought (running a temp, or even having run a temp, slashes a good 80 points off my IQ), staring into steamy space. Suddenly, both posts downloaded into my mind! Not just the topics, but the whole posts! It was uncanny, and unnerving.
Then I remembered how, when I didn’t know where to go next with Chasing Grace, I would often slink off and just stand in the shower until the answer came–often in the form of a movie in my head that I ran to the computer and transcribed wearing a fluffy terry cloth robe.
AND THE ANSWER IS…
This experience showed me several things:
- There is a whole lot more inside us than we know.
- Just relaxing sometimes slides us into the Zone, where we can access all those good things.
- We should all get into the bathtub more often, and not listen when our un-Zoney minds tell us it’s too much trouble, that we can’t take the time, or that people who use water for inspiration are lazy, depraved, or at least not normal.
The motto here is WWWW: Why Water? Whatever Works!