All artists, whether they know it or not create from a place of inner stillness, a place of no mind. ― Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks
|A good friend asked me recently “where do you draw your inspiration from?” it reminded me of this quote by Eckhart Tolle - but also mirrored what I had heard from acclaimed artists in many disciplines. I read many biographies of artists and found it interesting that almost all of them say inspiration strikes from another source outside of themselves - so ‘you have to be ready’. They suggest to just keep doing what you do: writing, practicing, creating … then at some unknown point, when the stars are aligned, the divine source will flow through you and use you like an instrument … It just depends how skilled that instrument is, as to how well the information can be channelled, expressed and manifested. The only way to become skilled at something is to do it over and over again. Japanese master ceramicists say you can only become a master when you’ve thrown something like thirty thousand pots!
CULTIVATE STILLNESS AND TUNE IN
Go outside ideally early in the morning