… and where to find it?
Have you ever felt the need of inspiration? To write, exercise, or just do something. Anything. What I know from experience is that inspiration rarely comes upon request. Most often than not, it responds not to summoning and it’s nowhere to be found, when really required. On the other hand, one can expect it emerging out of the blue. And yes, it goes without saying, at the wrong time.
Let’s say you have to write something. Your homework, a work report, or anything that requires you to just sit down and focus. So, that’s what you do. You sit down and try to do it, but words just would’t come out. Or maybe you’re trying to motivate yourself to finally get to the gym. Same story. Your mind says yes. Your body, however, says no. And with a tone of finality. Result: you are sitting in front of the TV with that popcorn, promising yourself that you’ll really hit the gym tomorrow. Sounds familiar?
What you need in any of the situations described above, is inspiration. Or motivation, if you will. You somehow need to find the proper inspiration to get you do what you need to do (or at least, finish what you started). That inspiration trigger, for instance, may come from art. And when I say art, I mean art in any form. Visiting an art gallery, listening to the right music, reading a meaningful book, or having a deep conversation with a partner in crime – all these have the potential to do the job. In addition, nature is a natural inspiration booster. (I bet you didn’t know that, did you? :))
So, what you need to do, is just go out and let the energy flow through you. Before you know it, you’ll feel ready to face anything, even to make that selfish body of yours actually listen to you. As odd as it might seem, in most cases only a spark of inspiration is enough. One small spark is enough to light the fire in your heart. The fire of creativity, purposefulness, and determination. Enough to get you in the mood, enough to get you moving, enough to do anything planned. Just go with the flow and let that spark shine through you, through everything that you do and everything you create. Because at the end of the day, it won’t be long before you are contented enough to pat yourself on the back for doing such an amazing job and that feels wonderful, doesn’t it?