The first of these enriches us and the second helps us enrich others. In this eBook, we shall learn how we can go about achieving both these results – how we can be inspired and how we can inspire others.
Read on and enrich yourself and others.
In this eBook, we shall learn how we can go about achieving both these results: Living an Inspired Life
* How to Inspire
* The Chain of Inspiration
* Inspiration for Creative Artists
Creative personalities need inspiration for their works, even more than the average person office or factory going person. They have to produce writing, music, theatre or dance of original content. These creations have to come from the springs of their mind.
Surely sometimes the springs go dry or ebb like the tides. How do accomplished artistes keep going? What do they use for inspiration? Linus Pauling, the Nobel winning American chemist, was asked how one comes up with innovative scientific theories.
His way was to come up with as many relevant thoughts and concepts as possible, and then eliminate the unfeasible ones. This is brainstorming‘, a technique used by creative think tanks all over the world today.
The Abstract art genius Picasso said; “The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”
Just going for a walk by the seaside or watching flora and fauna or listening to people talk is a great way of absorbing ideas. Allow the ideas to cook within your subconscious and then suddenly one morning you will be struck by an Eureka moment!
Creativity is associated with right brain activity as compared to the logical processes of the left brain. Thinking outside the box‘ is another phrase for lateral thinking or unconventional thinking. As children we all think unconventionally, until schooling and society compel us into narrow norms of thought.
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The woods are lovely, dark and deep…Robert Frost, the creator of these timeless lines has some good advice for inspiring the poet in you -“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
If you yourself do not feel the emotions in your creative work, how can you expect your readers to be moved by them? It has also been said – To do something amazing, you must be someone amazing. So first fill your own creative well and let the springs bubble forth.