I think it was one of the popes who, when asked how long he prayed each day, replied, “About ten minutes, but I spend all day thinking about it”.*
You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.**
Connecting with truth and wisdom in the morning can go a long way through the day, or a week or more.
I am thinking of the possibilities for creativity that may not appear in an instant or when we want them to, but are more likely to emerge as we stay close to our values, energies, thoughts, feelings, talents:
A creative person. Initiating, enacting. Using his lifetime to find his original face, to awaken his own voice, beyond all learning, habit, thought: to tap life at its source. When the human community finally knows itself, it will discover that it lives at the centre. Men will be artists in their life and labour.^
*From Nick Cave’s Red Hand Files: Issue #140;
^From M. C. Richards’ Centering.