“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club” – Jack London
Inspiration will not fall into your lap. Rarely, will you ever wake up and feel it soak directly into your skin. Artists do not hop out of bed and walk straight to a canvas and paint a beautiful picture. Writers cannot force themselves to write without feeling.
To receive inspiration, you must first seek it. You must leave your comfort zone. You must put your pen down for a minute and walk outside.
Inspiration hides in different cities, in the souls of the people you meet, in the pages of unread books, and in the ambience of unfamiliar sounds. You must open your mind and take in every sunset, every sunrise, and every star that shoots by you. You must wander and lose yourself until your mind resembles vibrant colors and screams verses of poetry.
You must search for inspiration in the tiniest of things. Hear it quietly waiting for you in between the hum of the wind, the open road, and the radio during late night drives. Find it in the waves on the beach at 5 AM and in the sweet sun rays on your skin.
Inspiration lies in everything: in spontaneity, stardust, solitude, and good company. But you cannot wait for it. You must go into a period of efflorescence and create it within yourself. You must search for inspiration and when you do find it, you must grab it right away and transform it into your own version of art.