Meditation for Inspiration
Finding inspiration to complete creative tasks can be challenging, turn to meditation for a new, ancient solution.
If you sit long enough and do nothing, one of two things will happen. You will either overthink current, past or future events, or you’ll come up with something new. Boredom can lead to either crisis and desperation, or an entirely new inspiration. Here’s where meditation comes in.
Just sitting and doing nothing sounds non-productive, but can be the best thing for those looking to produce new works, as long as you know where you’re going with it. There are a variety of sources available on the internet and in books for guided meditation practice. I’d recommend a verbal guided meditation for creativity and inspiration, so you can close your eyes and truly come up with something original to your soul.
The idea of creative meditation is to relieve the mind of constant overthinking, and open the soul to inspired, new thinking. It can be challenging to start meditation if you have never tried, but with the guided practices available it becomes easier for beginners. You can start by centering around a key idea, like colors, or if you’re looking for something deeper, love or gratitude. When centering around this idea you’ll begin to generate new thoughts, creative thoughts, relative to your true soul.
This practice can be used for writing, art, or any other creative practice you may engage in. Many fall victim to ruts of lack of inspiration or motivation, and meditation has been a long used practice to rectify this issue.
When beginning meditation, make sure you are in a comfortable position with minimal distractions so you can really focus on opening your soul. It can be easy to get distracted by your mind, but try centering your thoughts around the key point of the guided meditation. When other thoughts pop up, don’t actively resist, try to watch them move by as a third party observer.
Let me know if this helps your creative process, or if you have any other recommended practices for channeling inspiration!