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Sunday 15 January 2012

New Ground

You reach a dead end. You have the same thoughts, same complaints, same answers.

You're torn between getting away from yourself, or fighting deeper into it.

Watch a film, go for a walk, read a self-help book, whatever you think will pull you through. But nothing you purposefully do, will.

Creativity is when you all your knowledge, talent, ambition and ideas find a new pathway. And then you're free, you can flow non-stop, and your complaints become opportunities, and life feels good again.

You can't force it, because you don't know where the path is. But without getting lost, you never find new terrain.


  1. well said...we often need to get lost to find our way.

  2. And with that, I'm off to work on an idea I had over the weekend. Sometimes the shortest posts are the ones that really stand out.

  3. Kid, this happened to us literally :) We were lost on the railway in Taiwan; that was how we met the old gentleman who inspired us to come onto this journey.

    Life has its own way of unfolding stories, and every moment can be so precious.

    Yet I hear you. You can't force it. We weren't looking for inspirations on that journey. In fact, we were trying to run away from creating. We were giving up.

    Thank you for such a poignant reminder. Came very timely for us, indeed.

  4. I'm currently in the lost stage. I hope you're right about how this works.

  5. This is so true! Whenever I feel stuck or lost, I try my very best to find any inspiration to help boost my creativity.