How letting your imagination run wild can help unleash your muse
"TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS WE MUST FIRST DREAM, THEN VISUALIZE, THEN PLAN ... BELIEVE ... ACT!"
As a kid, your imagination helped fill up an afternoon. Now that you are all grown up, that same imagination can help you achieve you creative goals. Next time you are looking for your muse, you might find it by letting you imagination run wild. Allow yourself to be that kid again, and see what inspiration shows up.
When I was a kid, I used to love playing hot lava. This was the game where the floor was considered hot lava, and the only way you could move around without getting burned alive, was to climb around on the furniture. I remember how easy it was for me to turn the floor into hot lava, how easy it was to turn an afternoon stuck indoors into a fun filled adventure using nothing but a few cushions and a coffee table. And when we got bored with the floor being hot lava, no big deal, then the cushions could be turned into a fort, or the couch into a pirate ship. As a kid, the possibilities were nearly endless, and the day was filled with action and mayhem for as long as I let my imagination run wild.
This ability to let our imagination keep us busy does not stop with childhood. We might be a bit too big to climb around on furniture or to hide in a couch cushion fort, but we still have the ability to let our minds run amok and take us from one adventure to another. While our jobs and adult lives might keep us from tapping into it to fill up a snow day, our imagination can come in very handy when we have a creative project or idea that we want to pursue.
Next time you are looking for your muse, you might be able to find it by tapping into that hot lava loving child and letting your imagination run wild and take you places. By letting your inner child have free reign you might find yourself coming up with some crazy ideas or blasting off into some uncharted territory of the mind. This might help you come up with original creative concepts and help you find novel ways to approach your current problem.