Monday, 11 April 2011

I is for Inspiration and Ideas

Inspiration and idea. We wait for that moment, for the idea to strike. And it can be frustrating when the inspiration refuses to cooperate.

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
                                                                                                                                         Frank Tibolt.

So we occupy our minds. We read, watch T.V, movies, go for walks and listen to music. We occupy our mind with a million different things. Take long showers, clean the bathroom, do the laundry, exercise and wait for the inspiration to strike.

And it will.

In the end, inspiration is a little like a flower. It blooms in the sun of activity. Trust in your inspiration and preoccupy your mind. Sooner or later the sun will shine and it will bloom.


Christine Murray said...

This struck a chord with me. I put off writing because I have no ideas, and then when I force myself to write I get loads of them. I think it's because I click in to something creative when I write, so maybe I'm more open to ideas?

Renae said...

Great post Lindsay, as usual. And so true, my ideas always come at the oddest of times, but I'm not going to complain!

Laura Marcella said...

Love that quote! It's so true. I think sitting down and actually writing is what brings on inspiration!

Hannah Kincade said...

What a beautiful hopeful post. I only lack inspiration when I don't actually sit my butt down and write.

Christina Lee said...

Aw love this, esp. this line: It blooms in the sun of activity. So lovely xo!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Movies! Yes, those inspire me. And I really dig watching movies, too.
Thanks for your awesome words, Lindsay.

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Love the idea of inspiration as a flower ... waiting to bloom.

How about an Iris for I-Day?


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I stopped by via the A to Z Challenge for April, and I invite you to visit my blogs at The Mane Point (Horses), Nickers and Ink (Poetry), Practically at Home (Home and Helpful How-to’s) and the Meme Express (Daily Blog Prompts).

Jaydee Morgan said...

I hate waiting for ideas to come but when they do, it's an awesome feeling. Lovely post :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Inspirations and ideas always come to me as I exercise. I solved an issue with my plot yesterday while gasping for air (still recovering from a wicked cold). ;)