Your muse is an elusive little thing. One moment there and the next gone. There are many reasons why our muse goes on walkabout, but none are down to the muse itself. In fact there is only one person to blame when we can’t find our muse, and that person is our self.
The reason your muse is missing
The answer to the heading above is quite simple. The reason our muse is missing is that we forget to feel.
- a social artist can only create when they are concerned about society
- a love song can only be written when the writer understands love
- a protest song can only be written when an injustice is witnessed
- a novel that resonates with the reader is only conceived through shared events
The above aren’t the only examples of muse inspired creativity, but they do highlight the main reason we sometime lack inspiration and therefore creativity. Feelings are one of the most important aspects of inspiration. Love, hate, anger, fear, joy and so on, all
Hang on to your muse
To be sure of finding your muse you need to allow your emotions to be stimulated. One sure way of losing your muse is to become jaded. That’s why when we are jolted by love’s arrival or departure, or the sight of genocide, or corporate greed, inspiration often knocks at the door and demands your attention.
Keep feeling and you’ll find inspiration. Your muse is an emotional being.