How did they do it? what set them apart from us to create such towering works and allow the easy flow of ideas and inspiration?
There was the conviction that they had something unique to share and a determination to offer it no matter what.
We’re unique, each of us with our own gift and offering. We have determination don’t we? Maybe you’ve allowed yourself to be stopped in your pursuit of your writing, dancing, music or whatever form your creativity takes. But you’ve shown determination in other activities. Passing exams, bringing up children, holding down a job.
Wherever you know that determination has worked for you, believe it’s transferable to any other activity you want to follow. Hold that determination in your heart like a support system.
May be you’re saying that’s all very well, I can be determined but I don’t have the ideas. Not like Mozart who poured them out of him like a rushing stream.
This week I went for a walk down our local canal to watch the ducks and swans. We’ve had a period of heavy rain and wind for the last few weeks and strewn around the canal were twigs and branches impeding the flow of the water.
Have you consciously or unconsciously confined your creativity within the boundaries of ‘I don’t know how’ or ‘what will other people say’? Have you stifled the creative urge inside yourself?
If so then you have work to do, not on searching for the ideas, but on freeing the channel. You need to create the right circumstances in which your heart and spirit can partner the logical side of you that worries about it being right.
I came across this quote recently and it’s so true.
‘Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.’
And when it does, accept it without judgement, cavilling or wondering if it could be better. The more you accept what comes, the more expansive and glorious will be what comes.
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