How appreciating the things in life can lead you to your muse
“LIFE IS FULL OF BEAUTY. NOTICE IT. NOTICE THE BUMBLE BEE, THE SMALL CHILD, AND THE SMILING FACES. SMELL THE RAIN, AND FEEL THE WIND. LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST POTENTIAL, AND FIGHT FOR YOUR DREAMS.”
Life is truly awesome. Next time you are looking for the inspiration to create something, look back on your life and take stock in all the things that you have to be thankful for. By appreciating how sweet it all truly is, you will find yourself face to face with your muse.
Sure there are times that we all think life stinks, usually after a breakup or when knee deep in the adolescent stage, but when push comes to shove, during those moments that have you grabbing onto the edge of your seat such as riding out turbulence in a plane or riding shotgun with your sister who has a lead foot and a car with no brakes, what is the first thing that happens?
That’s right: your whole seemingly stinking life ends up flashing right before your eyes.
Suddenly, it no longer seems all that bad. In fact, you realize, it has been great and now you desperately want to experience so much more of it. In these moments we realize it is not those uncertain dreams of death that keeps us from slipping off this mortal coil, but rather the pure joy of living itself, of gulping down that precious air, of seeing the sun rise everyday, of growing old and watching others grow up. It is then that we realize if anything, life is too short.
While it might not be totally perfect, life is truly sweet and there is a lot that we can and should appreciate about it. Think about your life and how good you really have it, and you just might find the inspiration you need to create something that helps you celebrate it.
For example, think about your family and all the great memories and future dreams you have shared with them through the years and use these thoughts and memories to write a book about all those great experiences you had with them. Or, think about all of your friends and how they were there for you when things got tough and let this support you as you pursue your new career goals. You can also go for a walk in the park on a nice day and let the blue as blue can be sky and beautiful green grass inspire you for your next landscape painting. You can also Savor that morning cup of coffee and let the new taste sensations awaken a new business idea that you can use. Even something simple such looking at our hands or wiggling your toes can blow off the top of your head with new profound thoughts surrounding the complexity of the human body, opening your mind up to brand new insights and ideas.
Love life and through this love feel the desire to create and make it even more beautiful. Next time you are looking for inspiration, take a moment to look at your life and take stock in the things that you have to be thankful for. You do not necessarily have to get on a plane during a storm or go for a ride in your speed demon sister’s bucket to gain a new found appreciation for the life that is flashing by you, you can simply stock and appreciate everything that makes it all worth living and then celebrate it by letting inspiration enter you and drive you to make the world that you love even more awesome.