There are the times you find yourself in a heightened state of creativity and productiveness. These are magic, enlightened, compulsive, even manic sometimes but what fruit and growth they produce. In these phases you discover more and despite what form this “more” takes, it is still more than you were before. We like these explosions of giftedness and that’s why it’s important to know what spurs your’s on.
Of course there are always the people, experiences and circumstances that awaken a voice that must be expressed. More specifically though, I find these times in my life come in two forms; I’m either in the “gotta-make-it-fight-or-flight mode OR I have just come out of a sweet self-motivated, heavily protected time of stillness. Although I enjoy the fruit of the frenzied flight or fright, I WANT to breathe and think as I exhale; that is a product of stillness. Absorption, epiphanies, leaps in personal growth, healing; these all are a result of being mindful and intentional to BE STILL. I “hammock.” I meditate. I breathe. I fight the urge for music, noise, people and distraction. I am alone with ME. Just me and that’s when I DEVELOP not just produce and explore by accident and impulse; both of which are fabulous in their own entities. So…today my fellow creative I challenge you to find extra quiet, extra space and be still with yourself. You will begin to enjoy YOU and your art will be that much richer.