by Leanne Dyck
I have yet to solve this mystery. However, I know who is responsible for all of my great ideas—my muse.
My muse is of me, but outside of me. She is my link to the global, eternal wealth of creativity. To nurture her, I must take proper care of me.
Discipline: I must have structure in my life. So, I keep regular business hours and am open to creativity 24/7.
Stimulation: I fill my life with the work of others—books, art, music. This inclusion allows my muse to dance.
Concentration: I must be able to focus. In order to do this, I need to control stress factors in my environment. So I take care of my health and my relationships.
Enjoyment: I have learned that my muse works the hardest when I am happy. So, I make room for the positive—through my actions and my thoughts.
Responsive: I listen closely for my muse’s call. Weather she calls in the morning, noon, or night I’m ready. Pens and paper are always (usually) easily accessible.
How about you? How do you nurture your muse?