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How to be Inspired to Create

How to be Inspired to Create
Telescope your vision
As far as you can see
Imprint every color
Remember every tree
Look out towards the water
This is what life should be

What is inspiration?

It is looking into the eyes of your lover and smiling. It is seeing injustice and getting angry. It is reading a thought-provoking piece of writing. It is listening to the sounds produced by instruments. It is being in nature and breathing fresh air. It is listening to the wisdom of the elders. It is quiet meditation and contemplation. 

Inspiration happens everywhere, in all types of ways.

How can I be inspired to create?


It happens with paper and pen. A voice recorder. An instrument. A paintbrush. A mirror. Use what is at your disposal and what helps you express your thoughts in the best way. Experiment. Trial and error will help you discover what works best for you.

Inspiration has as much to do with the HEART as it does with the mind. Allow yourself to FEEL.

Anger. Frustration. Joy. Sadness. Excitement. Fear.

It is from the outpouring of your inner being that creativity blooms. If you are passionate, then it will be evident in what you produce.

Rise and shine
All creatures of the Earth
Rise like the sun
Make your presence known
Let your light mark the moment
That this day begins
Let your waking up announce
That darkness is gone

Go outside. Physically outside or outside of your comfort zone. Explore what is different. A new place, a new person, a new community. When you confront yourself with what is not like you, you come to understand yourself better. Use what you learn to be innovative.

Welcome every new experience. Hug it. Kiss it. Treat it like a lover you are seeing for the first time in months. Memorize the feelings and thoughts you have in these moments and use it to nourish your creativity.

Be Patient. Sometimes ideas will pour down like torrential rains; sometimes it will be a slow drip from the tap. Allow yourself to go through the process.

1. Experiment with different mediums.
2. Allow yourself to FEEL.
3. Go outside.
4. Welcome new experiences.
5. Know that it takes time.
    Create.                 Repeat.
When my life comes to an end
And I’m left with one last breath
May you hear these faint words clear
Birthing right from my old lips
“It was worth it”

Jorge Robleto
Edmonton, CANADA

Note: featured artwork by Joy Launio

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