Five Ways to Become More Creative

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Your soul is asking you to create absolutely anything you can. However, pessimism and perfectionism slow your growth as a being, halt your progress in your work and obliterate your self-esteem. No stress my friend, there is always a way to overcome these hurdles. Your soul is craving for true authentic work that stems from your intuition.

 

Listen to Your Inner-voice

This starts off as a soft whisper, a hint or an image in your mind. It shares with you a glimpse of how the future could be or an ideal image of the work you could produce. Everything is tentative in the mind and often, we hear specific words of what we want to do. Take notes on how your mind is functioning and what is coming through. This is related to channeling ideas from your core, your soul.

Collect Ideas

Find work that inspires you to create more work. I find solace in poetry, writings on consciousness, graphic design (fonts) and illustrations. Many individuals make physical inspiration boards or folders on their desktops. I find myself preparing for the future when I’m looking for ideas to work with. This is similar to doing research, which requires creativity as well. You can spark the flame of inspiration when you’re collecting ideas.

Imagine your Future

Imagination is everything, and it is through imagination you can fuel your creativity. When you love what you are imagining, your heart feels content to try. Don’t fear your imagination. It’s there to give you hope in the future. Imagination is the key that unlocks infinite possibilities and realities. 

Write Down on Paper What You Want from Life

Some times, we need to brainstorm our ideas on paper, which is part of the creative process. When you put your ideas on paper, you are giving them power to manifest in your reality. You are confirming that you are certain of this idea. Your soul loves this and it gives you immense power, confidence and courage to put your best foot forward.

Keep Trying

A botanical illustrator doesn’t illustrate the anatomy of a flower perfectly in one sitting. It takes several months and years to achieve a level of mastery. This example is to indicate that trying gets you much further than wishing it was possible. Allow yourself to try out your ideas for some time. Be patient with yourself and don’t compare your growth to someone else’s. Everyone has a different karma and purpose to endure. The circumstances that someone else flourished in are always going to be different from yours.

How I Became a Photographer

I was fourteen when I began developing an interest in photography. I started off with a point-and-shoot camera, and played with the settings as I experimented with every shot. I loved going outside and taking pictures of every thing in our garden. It permitted me to remain present in the moment, and it quickly became an interesting way to meditate on life.

I knew right away that I wanted to develop this hobby into something serious, but I had no idea how I was going to proceed with it. When we came back from Rajasthan, my camera got stolen, which meant that I had just lost a thousand memories in the hands of stranger. I felt devastated by this loss, because I saw this trip as a catalyst to my growth. I whimpered in sadness, hoping that somehow my camera would magically appear in my bag. 

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