Being a flexible thinker can lead to creative inspiration
"Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
Allowing your thoughts to be formless like water filling a cup can help you find your muse. Strive to see all sides of the argument and allow yourself to pursue those tangents that you though led to nowhere. Flexible thinking exercises like free writing can help you unlock your writers block and become a better writer.
Wrap your mind around this
“Empty your Mind, be formless-like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”-Bruce Lee
When it comes to finding your muse, rigid thought thoughts that follow the straight and narrow will lead you down the road to absolutely nowhere. While it is important to stay on point, there are reasons why you should not necessarily dismiss the various tangent paths your mind goes down as you ponder upon the subject of your choice.
For this same reason you should never let narrow thinking cloud your judgment of other people’s good ideas. You need to able to see things from all the different sides in order to truly see them. Let your mind be open to other possibilities and maybe you will just be able to find new reason within ideas once passed over. Where would we be if people just dismissed their screwball ideas and just went on believing what they were previously told? The Earth would still be flat and the center of the universe.