How reading book by inspirational authors can help you find your muse
“THE BOOKS THAT HELP YOU MOST ARE THOSE WHICH MAKE YOU THINK THE MOST. THE HARDEST WAY OF LEARNING IS THAT OF EASY READING; BUT A GREAT BOOK THAT COMES FROM A GREAT THINKER IS A SHIP OF THOUGHT, DEEP FREIGHTED WITH TRUTH AND BEAUTY.”
Inspirational books are out there waiting for you to pick them up and gain a little piece of creative insight. Next time you are looking for your muse, try reading one of these ‘feel good” books to see if they can help you see the world from a different perspective and fan your creative flames.
A feel good book
When you go to the bookstore, the first section that you usually come across as you walk through the door is the “self improvement” section. While folks like me were once likely to walk past this section and move straight on to the science fiction paperbacks, over the years I have found it wise to stop and have a look around.
The Self Improvement section in your bookstore does not just contain books on how to diet or rebuild a relationship, but also books written by authors whose goal is to inspire. Inspirational books come in many different forms, some with short essays on life and happiness, others with short stories with inspirational messages, and also some that are autobiographical in nature, telling how the author overcame his or her own obstacle to find inspiration within.
You have probably heard of some of these “feel good” books. There is the “Chicken Soup” series which features articles and essays aimed at providing heartwarming thoughts to help you deal with the things that go wrong in the world. There is also the “Kindergarten” series by Robert Fulham that feature stories that help you see the world from a completely different perspective. There are many other books that tackle inspiration from a number of ways giving you the reader a wide range of choices in which to be inspired from.
Next time you are in a book store (or public library) looking for a source of inspiration, why not give one of these “feel good” books a try? They might not only make you feel better about yourself, they might also help light your creative fire by allowing you to see the world from a completely different perspective.