Lunch with David Whyte.
I have read several of David Whyte’s books, poetry and prose, and am a huge admirer of his work.
Last week I got to have lunch with him!
Given his demanding speaking schedule, client work and family life I asked him how he managed to make time to write. He replied by quoting Blake (I think I would have been disappointed if he hadn’t!):
“There is a moment in each day that Satan cannot find.”
Yes, that’s the creative discipline…to fiercely protect a slice of each day to nourish oneself, learn, develop or make something.
Waiting for the perfect conditions will lose us time.
Best get started on our projects of the heart now…and that effort will generate more time and opportunity.
I looked up the Blake quote….
“There is a moment in each Day that Satan cannot find,
Nor can his Watch Fiends find it,
But the industrious find This Moment and it multiply.”