First Stir of Inspiration

eric mccarty
2 min readSep 19, 2021
First Stir of Inspiration — Poetry — Headless Now — Moca McCarty Photo

First stir of inspiration:

something stirred — from absolute nothingness in regard to space and time, a point of infinite energy gave cause for the universe to be. Yet what urged for this expansion? Is there a singular purpose that provides meaning for the world and its creation? Some would make the case for God, a divine will that moved these forces for creations sake, a first stir of inspiration. There is always a perhaps, and many say it’s reason to have faith.

yet I’m not so sure it matters.

thinking in terms of a flower and what first stirred its urge to bloom, or last leaf to cling in autumn and the sudden cause for its release — there is no reason for this motion, only life itself, that everything moves when conditions make ready.

through this we see that everything has divine will at ready, an expression of the whole shown by one example. A flower is seen as will of earth, rain, and sun, the first stir of seed in sprout, and even before this the cooperation of pollination, every insect and breeze that carried out this mission. Everything was perfectly expressed by itself, a singular and seamless accomplishment without need of end result. A flower’s bloom simply happens — and everything gives cause.

we can trace similar stories to the last autumn leaf and to our own lives as well —…



eric mccarty

Writer, prose poetry, meditation teacher and lifetime student