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From Nothing Comes Something – Part 1

August 19, 2013 | ART OF THE MATTER

Can we talk about the experience of getting an inspiration?

We’ve all experienced it: when a clear idea, visual picture, or feeling appears in our mind out of nowhere, very suddenly, forcefully, and often when we are distracted by something at that time.  The new age writer, Deepak Chopra, wrote that this type of experience often occurs in the silence between the thoughts. (Can we assume then that Mozart and Shakespeare had many mental silences)? Chopra suggests that these brief moments of creative magic indicate that there’s a higher consciousness we are normally not aware of lying at a higher level, above conscious thinking.  He asks, “Who is the thinker behind our thoughts?” or “who within you decides what you should think about?” Perhaps this concept appeals to you as a way to understand the inspirational process in your work as an artist. Read more…