Saturday, August 21, 2010

How to cultivate inspiration

One of the themes of this month is that inspiration is capricious and uncontrollable. But this doesn't mean that you have no power at all over inspiration. In fact, new inspirations tend to be closely related to things that you've been paying close attention to, things that you've been studying intently, and things that are very important to you.

If you want inspiration to help you out in any particular area, then the thing to do is saturate your mind with information and unanswered questions from that area. Work with it, study it, struggle with it, write about it, dream about it.

There's no guarantee of how long you'll wait for inspiration and what exact form it will take, but it will eventually show up.

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