How exploring new places can help you discover your muse
“ I HAVE FOUND THAT SITTING IN A PLACE WHERE YOU HAVE NEVER SAT BEFORE CAN BE INSPIRING . ”
Places previously unexplored are potential treasure troves of new inspiration. By making it a habit to explore these new places, you will help open up new opportunities for your muse, to make a connection, and spur you into creative action.
Like a secret cave of treasures, it sits there waiting for your discovery. It may look like just an ordinary store to the other passersby, but you know that it is much more than that. Behind that ordinary looking swinging glass door with the old fashioned entrance bell is a new adventure waiting to happen. You just happened to be passing by when you noticed that old silver tea set with the fading patina, and it occurred to you that you have never really taken a look inside this store, never gone in and explored its depths and seen what little secrets it has to offer. But, now at the spur of this very moment, it occurs to you to do so. So you step off the sidewalk and into the entrance to the store, pushing through the door, setting off the little bell that lets the mysterious looking lady behind the counter know that you are here, ready to look, explore and be inspired.
Good for you.
This is exactly the kind of good habits that a creative person needs to develop in order to find new sources of ideas and inspirations. By following your whim and deciding to turn off the beaten path and exploring new and different places, you open up further opportunities to see and experience new and different things. These new sights, sounds and experiences from your exploratory habits can then lead to new creative ideas and inspirational insights.
For example, as the mysterious lady guides you through her antique shop, you come across an old wooden chest that sparks up new idea for a story line that you have been tossing around in your head for a while, allowing all the pieces to finally come together. You then end up leaving the shop with a cool new trunk and a whole perspective of a creative idea that you had once been stuck on.
When it comes to exploring places that you have never been to before, it does not necessarily have to be some old mysterious looking antique shop. These new places can be any spur of the moment turn off as you travel down the road of life, or even planned excursions into the unknown on the other side of the country. The important thing to remember is to let your mind be open to explore the new and unfamiliar.
Develop this habit and watch as you constantly find new sources of inspiration.