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Connect with Your Muse
3. Spending time in creative contemplation and expression
Allow whatever the muse has evoked to be expressed through your creative medium(s). Here's where tuning back in to your inner voice comes in. Whatever you've taken in from your external source of inspiration still needs to be filtered through your unique lens of skills, experiences, opinions, ideas and sensations. Otherwise you'd simply be reproducing exactly what you've seen or heard.
Put it into Play
It's time to make another date with your Inner Artist only this time you're in search of your muse. Block off some time for simply noticing what inspires you if you can't help but rush home and write, draw, build, photograph, compose or otherwise create something, well, call it a happy bonus of this exercise.
Muse Minding for the Busy Creative Artist
What if you don't have time to go traipsing all over the city to the spots where you find inspiration? What if your creativity has a deadline? What if you have a busy life that involves other people's schedules?
Here are two possible solutions:
So, what is it about water?
Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong. Lao-Tzu (600 B.C.)
My muse whispers to me through water, if I yield to it and bend my resistance. •
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