How secrets can help you find out where your muse is hidden
"NOTHING MAKES US SO LONELY AS OUR SECRETS."
We all have secrets that we keep buried, no matter how much they scream to be let out. Secrets can be a great spring of inspiration that can quench your creative thirst. By exploring your own secrets, you might find out what truly drives you, by exploring the secrets of others via anonymous online posts, you might find yourself relating to these posts and coming up with new creative ideas.
I’ve got a secret
We all have a secret or two buried deep inside of us, safely hidden even from those we trust most. Maybe it is an embarrassing thought, or crazy idea you have about the world that you dare not let out, lest you change the way people look at you. Or, maybe it is something you did, that you dare not tell anybody about, at least not openly. Have you ever played truth or dare with someone, and found yourself always picking dare, willing to do the stupidest things if it prevented you from divulging any of our deep dark secrets? I am sure we have all felt like that at one time or the other, fearing to let the cat out of the bag no matter how hard it is meowing to be let out.
Have you ever wondered what makes a secret a secret? What is it that makes certain information hard to let pass our lips. Why do we keep certain things buried deep down inside, never to see the light of day? Ever wonder what would happen if you ever blurted out your deep dark secret, what the rest of world’s reaction would be? Would they be shocked, or will they simply shrug it off as if it was no big deal?
Thanks to the internet, people can now divulge the deep dark secrets into the relative anonymity of cyberspace. Websites like postsecret.com allow you to post your secret to the world and then even find out the rest of the world’s reaction. It is a good place to read what kind of secrets other people might have and then judge for yourself, whether they were right to keep it from prying eyes in the wall safe of their mind.
Secrets are a great place for inspiration on many different levels. Your own secrets, for example, can be what drive you creatively. Perhaps even some of your best work is the stuff that alludes to your inner secrets in one way or the other. By going somewhere and anonymously posting your secrets or even picking truth during a game of truth or dare, you might find yourself finding out more about yourself than what other people are finding out about you.
Other people’s secrets can also be a great source of inspiration. Going somewhere where people post their secrets, might enable you to gain insight on the human condition and find a way to connect to others. Listening to someone else’s confessions might also give you better understanding and help you realize that some of your own thoughts are really not that bad allowing you to open up and use them from a creative standpoint. Other people’s secrets might also help push you into a certain creative direction. For example, reading someone’s secret wish to change the way they look might give a photographer an idea for a new photo shoot dealing with body image, or screenplay writer an idea for a film that explores the issue of beauty and identity.