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The Perfect Muse and the Fragility of Inspiration

The Perfect Muse and the Fragility of Inspiration 4
Inspiration on a chalkboard

 

Inspiration is something that we all need in our lives.  Without inspiration, we cannot be original and without that, we risk being mindless robots that just follow a script on how they should do things, how they should react to things and so on. Inspiration can be a very fragile thing and if not tended to correctly it can dissipate and lose its effect.

Inspiration on a chalkboard
Inspiration on a chalkboard

Both the best and worst thing about inspiration is that it never lasts forever and we can settle this right now: there is no perfect muse that would be able to endlessly provide a source of inspiration. That being said, whether you’re a talented artist or someone who’ve lost their creative way, here are some ways in which you can regain control over your creative nature and reawaken it.

Travel

Traveling can be extremely benefic for creativity. One of the main problems with living your whole life in one place is that it’s only a matter of time before you draw inspiration from literally everything around you. Spending too much time in the same place can have the opposite effects and begin to narrow your perspective and limit your ability to “see in the dark” as they say. Travel somewhere you’ve never been before, like the United States.

There are tons of services like estausavisa.net that can get you into the country with nothing more than your ESTA USA visa. An entirely different country means a completely new culture which you can draw from and add a bit of into who you are and where you come from.

Seclusion

Sometimes, the problem is that you are too connected to things or fail to see outside a certain perspective. There are a lot of influencers around us and it can be really easy to get your “antennas scrambled”. Try locking yourself in a room with nothing but yourself and wait. Wait for it to hit you and help you see just who you are, and which parts about you come from within and which come from outside sources.

Sources

It’s quite plausible that a person would use up all their creative input sources, but that would imply that they’ve used them all. If you’re looking at a barricade, a mental barrier that does not allow you to pass creatively, you need to take a step back and see if there isn’t something you might have missed. If you only draw inspiration from technology, then take a gander at Mother Nature and see what she has in store for you. Listen to a different style of music for the whole day, eat something you’ve never had before. Anything different can break the cycle of monotony and provide an unexpected source of inspiration.

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