You know sometimes we are so bombarded by where we should be finding inspiration that we can forget to look around us. We become so preoccupied with that greener grass, tempting us from the other side of the fence, that we ignore our own backyard. If you find yourself daydreaming more than doing, wishing more than appreciating, have a look for your inspirations close to home. Be mindful of your current environment, be present, and allow yourself to experience it in as many sensory ways as you can.
- Your local natural world is a wonder. A garden, a park, a beach, whatever is near you, observe it. Albert Einstein summed this up so beautifully, “Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.”
- Find a possession which you love. A painting, a book, a plant. Something, which every time you see it, you feel lucky to have. Imagine the journey it took to create it, the hours, or the passion which inspired it.
- Remember feelings of accomplishment and achievement, find the items which remind you of your successes. A photo, a card, a present. They are our symbolic trophies, so stop and reflect on the work it took to receive them. Let them be a source of future inspiration.
- And listen to your own personal soundtrack. Music takes us to the good times and the bad. It allows the mind to wander which can lead to a new path.
It is often the smallest, most mundane of things, which combined correctly, produce the greatest of things. The details of the world give an authenticity to creative work. And, who knows, your next great inspiration could be a lot closer to you than you think.
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Art work by @Dana Kinter- an artist who inspires me.
2 thoughts on “Do You Need Creative Inspiration?”
So true and an amazing coincidence given our recent conversation! Being more in the moment and more aware of our surroundings brings peace and gratitude rather than envy and resentment. I’m inspired by the authentic people I meet who have passion and interesting conversation as their currency. Great blog – loved it!
Very nice and simple words that make total sense thank you. I have been trying to write a book for years and while I can throw out poetry that I actually like the first book seems to have to be my Magnum Opus. I will take it back and make it simpler and more simply inspired after ready n this. Thanks!