I want to write.
I want to write something.
I want to write something meaningful.
In a world with so much noise and chatter, I want to write words that make a difference. I want to write words that matter.
I want to write words that lead to the Word.
But sometimes, the effort of creating concepts and writing words — and then showing and sharing and soliciting help — wrings me out and wears me through!
I work hard and steal away moments: I push and I push and I push,
only to come up dry. empty. flat.
Sometimes I’m pushing so hard to write something meaningful, I fail to live a meaningful life.
Friend, some of us need the encouragement to start — to finally be disciplined, diligent, and direct.
But some of us? Some of us need the courage to pause — to remember that we don’t have words to write if we don’t have a life to live.
Some of us need to be nudged out of our routines and off of our plans — we need to close our eyes and breathe deep, throw our heads back and laugh.
We need to seek wonder, see beauty, spontaneously move.
Sometimes, we need to be reminded to take. a. break.
If we want to write words that bring life, we must bring life to our words.
So the next time you want to sit down to write, make sure you’ve first stood up to live.
Learning with you,
Originally published on the Allume blog .