How hard can it be?
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
― Ernest Hemingway
I have mentioned this quote a couple of times in my blog, it just keeps popping up in my mind, it sounds dramatic go and bleed your art, cut yourself open and expose yourself go.
On the other hand, it sounds sarcastic there is nothing to it, it’s that simple I mean How hard can it be?
Just go and sit and write, go play that instrument, go and practice that kick, just go and do it, why is that so hard, to just do the things we love?
Time, whatever your craft is, it will cost time, writing, jujitsu, music, whatever it is will ask you to give it time, time is the commodity we invest not knowing how much we have to trade. It is hard to believe that al I need to do is write and I will be a better writer, yet that is the trade.
You give it your trust, trust in the processes that that thing you struggle to do will become better with time, not only will you become better you just might become good.
Albert Einstein: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
I guess we have to be a tad bit insane, doing the same thing over and over and believe we will get better. Trust is part of the hard part, one you have to trust that time, makes better and that it is not insanity. Two you have to trust that voice, that spoke to you in the first place.
Is my heart telling me the truth? Do I honestly want to write?
Three is trusting in yourself that even after how many failed attempts I will get better I am capable of this. If we doubt in any of this, how will we give it our time, attention and love?
The battle is within that is what makes the simplest of actions hard.
I have barely written a paragraph and I see my spelling mistakes and I read it and become uncomfortable with who I am. I compare it to this idea of what it should be and I am frustrated with myself and that I “suck” immediately I want to walk away from the page, sadly often I have,
I walked away thinking I am not worth it, nor it worth my time, it’s not my exact thoughts but my actions reveal what I do believe, even if that belief is for a brief minute. When I walk away I do not grow I will keep making my mistakes, only in doing, will I improve.
“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”
― Neil Gaiman
I am fond of this quote, it is easy and hard the answer is simple yet the process might be hard. How hard can it be often the answer is as difficult as we make it. Listen to every beat of your heart and give yourself the time. Bleed.
Thank you all for reading
Peace and Love.