We must find inner happiness. The experience of inner revelation is a natural healing process of our hearts and minds, designed to take us back home to our selves. Your Personal Muse. And when we are our own true selves, free from the pain of longings and disappointments, we can become truly happy. About the Author: Matt Cardin is a horror writer and college writing instructor based in Central Texas. He blogs about creativity at Demon Muse , and about religion, philosophy, horror, and culture at The Teeming Brain.
I read some of it a week or more later and bits still take on new meaning or I see something I had not realised before. It used to worry me that a creative burst would run dry and it felt like it was lost and the ability gone, then I read a lovely book on mystic poetry that said one has to take these periods of fallowness as the time when seeds are growing, not to worry because inspiration would surely spring when it is ready.
So I endeavour to accept those phases where I am not creative with more patience now. Without thinking of anyone in particular who follows the muse, though I would say Bob Dylan, is an example. Anyone who is prepared to surprise, to go off in an unforeseen direction, or not just please their fans by churning out the same old stuff over and over.. I would say they follow their muse. I love this concept. I once heard Thomas Leonard talk about how it can be helpful not to identify too closely with the ideas you put out into the world but instead to see yourself as their shepherd.
The reasons you outline here make perfect sense. The removal of performance anxiety is one of the greatest benefits I get from this perspective. So yes, I do subscribe to this thought of the Muse and us. I have personally tested the two sides of the story and have been better off working with the muse than trying to be a genius all by myself. Thank you for the brilliant reminder once again. The creative industry needs more and more reminder of this timeless truth!
There is one more: It is fo no harm to think you have a Muse, you canplay with her, talk to her, ake her questions…thanks for the article, it is very interresting and fun to read…There are easy place to run into muese..
My muse provides not only creative inspiration, but also wisdom about keeping the JOY in creativity and about not burning out. My muse also holds my hand, allowing me to feel the fear and do it anyway.
Since I created a physical image of my muse and named her, I have found it easier to communicate with that part of myself and through her the universal source. When I am stuck, I write letters to my muse, and the answers yes also written by me come back in a voice much different than my everyday voice, accessing a much wiser part of my soul to the benefit of my work and my self.
I wholeheartedly agree, everyone needs a muse. Blame it on the Muse; I love the idea of liberating my self from disapproval. The luxury condo project is about 76 percent sold with 16 units remaining, according to a spokesperson.
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I wondered, when specifying what someone was musing about, would it be better to say: I muse about what happened that day. Or: I muse on what happened that day. Her capacity to be still, says Joffe, is one of Watkins's best qualities.
She's not going, 'Oh, my nose isn't like that' or 'My hair's different'. It makes me feel very free. With the models in magazines, Joffe had also enjoyed imagining each woman's life story. Instinctively, she did the same for Watkins, but turned out to be wrong. But then nobody is ever what you imagine them to be. The concept of the "muse" carries some resonance for Joffe. I'll paint them over and over, then get tired of them. While Watkins enjoys the easy relationship they have developed "We have these very emotional chats," she says , she thinks the dynamic might be different if she were to sit for a man.
I would have had more qualms if a man had asked to paint me. It's a very female relationship Chantal and I have: I trust her implicitly. If the ultimate role of the muse, however, is to allow some essence of yourself to be transformed into art, then that's certainly what Watkins believes Joffe has done.
Chantal was able to put across something I hadn't recognised in myself — something evocative of the week when she painted me. The way I was feeling really came through. It was the most incredible thing.6, Followers, 7, Following, 1, Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from M Y M U S E (@mymuse__).