Inspiration

I learned that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.

~ Brenda Ueland
(American journalist, writer, and teacher of writing, 1891-1985)

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Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.

~ Attributed to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(Russian composer, 1840-1893)

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Prayer

Creator God, I know inspiration is all around me and even within me. Help me to pause long enough to listen, look, smell, touch, and feel what’s right there so I can say, “Behold!” Amen.

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Action

Inspiration stimulates creative ideas and actions. It’s a different process for each of us. How does inspiration come to you or where do you draw inspiration?

You might consider writing in a journal or sharing what you experienced.