Sometimes I am blinded and lost within my own creative musings and urgings to produce. Either my mind races with one idea after another, pounding me to generate more and more art, or else I’m parched and as dry as a dead dingo’s donger for any kind inspired thinking or motivation.
It is during these times that I step away from my sewing machine, my paints, pens, wax and dyes, and become silent. In silence comes inspiration. In stillness comes comfort and clarity. Know that bringing yourself (sometimes forcing yourself) into your inner quietness cannot be underestimated. It is in your (often uncomfortable) solitude, you will discover yourself and connect with your artistic self and brilliant muses. In quiet you will discover that your most active and dynamic creativity is when you are still and doing nothing at all.
It is in the quieting of your mind, in aloneness, you’ll find your way back to the imagination and the inspiration you’ve lost. In quietness you’ll be able to sort through all of your many creative callings that are pulling you in one direction and then another and cull the right projects for the right time. Nurturing inner peace through stillness and your learning to enjoy being alone in your mind, is only another creative form of self-love and comfort that you’ve lost along the way in your busy and frenetic day-to-day pace. In your quietness you will find that your resourcefulness and inspiration will be waiting for you, and your creative journey will begin again.
Make time for quiet and solitude regularly. Nurture your creativity.
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