Tuesday May 24, 2011 #318

“The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.  Beethoven, Wagner, Bach and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand with as much regularity as an accountant settles down each day to his figures.  They didn’t waste time waiting for inspiration.”

 ~Ernest Newman

It is in the doing that inspiration strikes.  I confess to occasional writers block in producing these JAMs.  I have learned that to be inspired to write, I have to write.  Thinking about it does not create the inspiration, the writing does.  You can apply this to any pursuit, creative or otherwise.   You want love?  Then love.  You want health?  Act in healthy ways.  It truly is in the doing that we are finally inspired to be and do what we desire.