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Recently I read a blog post that I really liked. I liked it so much, that I immediately wanted to use the same format to Write one of my own. It started with an epiphany, and went on give an example from the author’s life of how she grew to understand the epiphany.
As I sat in my office rocking chair, pen and paper in hand, I wondered, “Why can’t I think of any Epiphanies and great stories like this to share with my readers?” I mulled it over for a while, and there it was…an epiphany about epiphanies (how many times can I write “epiphany” in one post?!):
You can’t force epiphanies.
They come when they come. So much as I would love to have new and brilliant epiphanies to share with you every week, I just…don’t.
Perhaps this is an indicator to me that I need some well-filling—an artist’s date, a mini-break. Noodling time has been scarce for me lately, and I’m feeling the effects. And after all, it is winter. Winter is a time for introspection, staying warm, allowing some dormancy so that spring can bring new growth. A time for gathering thoughts and seeking inspiration.
When searching for life lessons (you thought I was going to write epiphanies, didn’t you?), all you can do is open your mind and heart to what’s around you. Have a humble and teachable attitude. Try not to be oblivious. And even if you do all these things, you may still come out with nothing.
Epiphanies sold separately.
That’s OK—they’re still there, and you’ll—we’ll—find them in due time. At least, that’s what I believe.
Have you had any epiphanies lately?