”Creativity is magic, and magic only happens if you’re free to release it.”
I am ”I just want to sit in front of the ocean for a little while” kind of person. Whenever I need to find stillness I go to the ocean. The sense of aliveness, as well as the sound of waves crashing against the shoreline, always bring peace to my soul. For the most part of my life I’ve lived close to the sea; I grew up on the coast, in a small town in Finland, and I’ve always seen myself living close to the water, also in the future. Wherever I move there needs to be water.
Water is life.
”A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.”
The last two years I’ve been posting a letter on my blog in the beginning of each and every month. Dear January, Dear April, Dear October… This quickly became my favorite way of writing. I allowed myself to become still, and to let the words flow to me, not forcing, simply creating space. To be able to quiet the mind, and to listen to what lies underneath is, however, my main purpose while seeking stillness. When the mind is turbulent it’s difficult to hear or see anything, however, when the mind is calm, everything becomes clear blue sky. I believe this is how creativity enters, and transforms into either words, art, inventions or wisdom.
Let yourself become still.
The power of silence
People are so familiar with noise, distractions, sounds, talking, interruptions and opinions that silence has become rare, and sometimes even frightening. Silence is a powerful tool because people don’t expect silence. People expect argument, disturbance, debate, and they seek every opportunity to be right, to have the final word. Make them uncomfortable, hence, force them to think before they speak. Let them become aware of the peacefulness that surrounds the moment.
To master silence is to master your voice, it’s to master your surroundings and it’s to master yourself.
Make space for silence, and you’ll make space for sensational thoughts to enter.
Text: Linda Maria Vestman
Edited by Emelie @kreativaklipp
I read somewhere that ”to spend time in nature is to witness a thousand miracles”, and isn’t that true. Nature is the best place to visit when one wants to get in the ”zone”, find inspiration or simply just be. Whenever I sense a lack of inspiration coming over me I go outdoors. After listening to the sound of the waves, feeling the sun caressing my cheeks or the fresh air embracing my skin my mind is clearer, and space has been created for new, insightful thoughts to enter.
There is nothing more relaxing and rejuvenating than observing nature. Finding stillness while for example hiking in the forest or in the mountains will do wonders for your entire being. Escaping the real world for a couple of hours, or even days, might boost your creativity and feed it with new flourishing insights.
”The more room you give yourself to express your true thoughts and feelings, the more room there is for your wisdom to emerge.”
– Marianne Williamson
With this being said, allow yourself to be embraced by serenity. The tranquility of simply being. When you’re present with the stillness, you create space for magic to enter. And then, it’s up to you how you choose to release it.