Thursday, March 12, 2009

Inspiration

Inspiration is such an intangible thing, as Annette Piper says in her blog post. Sometimes it is there and sometimes it isn't and nothing you can do will bring it back.

Inspiration strikes like a flash of lightning and it makes everything clear in an instant. Inspiration is fleeting but the activity it causes goes on and on as we rush to capture our new ideas and energies.

When you run out of ideas it is time to make a change. Do as Annette did and take a break. Go and work on something else. Totally distract your mind. When you least expect it a sudden flash of illumination will hit you and your ideas will start flowing again.

Sometimes inspiration comes through adversity but remember, when you start to doubt yourself:

"Each of us is a seed,
a silent promise,
and it is always spring." Merle Shain