Tao of Inspiration

Ok – so I don’t officially work right now.  As a matter of fact I am working all day long independently but don’t “enjoy” a regular employee status. This is a nice change of pace.  A life style where contemplation and inspiration is a basic ingredient and the predominant factor of existence. I just let go – going with the flow – don’t sweat it – no worries and most importantly no fear.  What is most important though to lead a creative and inspirational lifestyle? Correct, it is inspiration itself.  The only absolute component for creative productivity.   

In the past I spent considerable time up in the sky. Traveling by airplane in 33.000 feet above the earth. A window seat was always a must. Why? Because I need to see the clouds. I took many pictures of different constellations and types of clouds over the years. Clouds are masters in disguise and usually well aligned in accordance to nature’s theater. Sunrises – sunsets –sunshine-rain- fog-smog- daylight and night time, sometimes they are even gone. The horizon presenting itself in different glows and shades  to reflect the  spirit of current ambience produced by the mechanical precision between the planets, stars and the universe.

Yes, the window seat. I always had a pen and paper handy when sitting there. It didn’t take me long to be inspired with the most abstract thoughts and concepts when hovering over the clouds beneath me.

The most brilliant thoughts and understanding came to me while up in the air. Reading a good book of  philosophy and being able to take breaks to stare out the window  fueled my immediate understanding of everything the big thinkers brought to paper – regardless if it were the early Greeks, the Egyptians ,  18th century Europe or the intellectual revolution of the renaissance, the clouds immediately delivered the most needed explanations and translations.

My new life style currently doesn’t provide me with the luxury of frequent flying. So, the alternative to deliver my inspirational rationale lies in the waves of the Pacific Ocean and in the eyes of the birds.       

Without inspiration there is no creativity. Without creativity there is no idea. Without an idea there is no motivation.  

I just discovered a Zen proverb the other day I took to heart to solidify my decisions based on inspirations, ideas and motivation.

                            “LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR”  



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