Writing is an activity best embedded in life, not one pursued while divorced from life. I look at interruptions as interventions. I try to channel spiritual information, rather than inventing it. When I allow writing to become a more fluid process, I feel less that I am charged with self-consciously guarding it, and instead challenge myself to be available to it. I want to “plug in” to the flow of writing, rather than think of it as a torrent of energy I am tasked with generating.
Inherent in the passive availability, as opposed to the aggressive production, is ego. To the degree that we can set ego aside, we can create freely. We tune in to a stream of inspiration. We allow it to flow through us. Steady. Powerful.
“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.”