Friday, November 26, 2010

Inspiration Out of the Blue

We all have flashes of inspiration. Maybe you all of a sudden get the perfect image of how to redo the decorating in your home while playing online casino games. Or maybe that donation project that has been rolling around in your head suddenly pops together while you are out shopping. No matter what the inspiration, or what you are doing when it comes, it is generally something that should be acted on.

Even if you don't have time immediately to act on your inspiration, don't let it get away. Take some time to write down what came to you. Don't try too hard to figure out where the thoughts came from. In most cases you won't find a link. In fact, it could just be your subconscious jumping up and yelling "HELLO!" while you found your conscious mind previously occupied.

There are many forms of inspiration. In fact, almost any thought can be called inspiration. If you are a writer or artist, you may find that there are times when nothing is coming, and then all of a sudden it feels like a dam has broken. If you are trying to come up with details for a new project for work, you may find that it comes to you in an inconvenient time. That's the thing about inspiration: In many cases, it is not something that can be willed into existence. It will happen when and how it happens, and there is nothing that you can do to change that.

Inspiration in different cultures has been called many different things. It used to be that the muses were the goddesses of inspiration. Today, we consider these thoughts to be "light bulbs" that go off. No matter how you want to look at it, inspiration is what gets the mind going and the projects flowing.