Create Space for Inspiration

I’m super excited this morning because I’ve had a tremendous moment of inspiration!

Like lightning that has struck my brain.

I’m constantly trying to communicate the importance of daily art and creating space for inspiration.

This may be the most important reason for daily art, creating that space.

What we’re doing when we practice daily is your creating space and holding room for luck and/or inspiration to enter and change your life forever.

Alan Watts, an amazing philosopher and writer of The Way of Zen, has some related wisdom.

He talks about how we are all different people every moment of every day.

That may seem far fetched until you think about the last time something changed your life forever.

Every moment there is a chance that our minds are changed.

A moment when we are shook to the core and our life from then on is completely different.

Think about some of the most pivotal moments in your life and you will find moments, that acutely separate the person you were before, and the person you are now.

The birth of a child, the death of a loved one, significant change in career…

This is what can happen when we create the space for daily practice.

Inspiration can change us and our lives forever.

Stephen King says the same thing.

He works daily to prepare the way for his muse.

He says:

“There is a muse, but he’s not going to come fluttering down into your writing room and scatter creative fairy-dust all over your typewriter or computer station. He lives in the ground. He’s a basement guy. You have to descend to his level, and once you get down there you have to furnish an apartment for him to live in. You have to do all the grunt labor, in other words, while the muse sits and smokes cigars and admires his bowling trophies and pretends to ignore you. Do you think it’s fair? I think it’s fair. He may not be much to look at, that muse-guy, and he may not be much of a conversationalist (what I get out of mine is mostly surly grunts, unless he’s on duty), but he’s got the inspiration. It’s right that you should do all the work and burn all the midnight oil, because the guy with the cigar and little wings got a bag of magic. There’s stuff in there that can change your life.”

And Twyla Tharp says this, in her book The Creative Habit

“The more you are in the room working, experimenting, banging away at your objective, the more luck has a chance of biting you on the nose.

Woody Allen said that eighty percent of success in show business is showing up. It’s the same with luck: eighty percent of it is showing up to see it. My dancers can be doing the most marvelous things in the studio, but if I’m not there to witness it, it may as well be the proverbial tree falling in the forest. Never happened.”

We create the space for luck, inspiration and life changing situation by showing up, DAILY!

Back to you.

How can you show up today?

Regardless if your spending 5 minutes or 5 hours on your creative practice, create the space for life changing inspiration to strike you like a bolt of lighting.

Create room for your life to change, forever, in 5 minutes flat.

Chris Beaven

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