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Because we have time. We’re not distracted. We don’t need brain power for 5, 10, 20 minutes. We have time to be alone with our thoughts, with the Muse, the Holy Spirit. And we have time to listen, to hear what the Spirit is saying.

The trick now is to build that time into our day.


Someone once asked Somerset Maugham if he wrote on a schedule or only when struck by inspiration. “I write only when inspiration strikes,” he replied. “Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.” (In Steven Pressfield, The War of Art)

Make time for inspiration.