Maybe travel is not always physical. For me, there is mental and spiritual movement in creativity, making it a journey in and of itself. The art of sharing something original does not always come easy, it requires dedication to the process. Sometimes it is unceremoniously sitting in my bed for hours with a blank document in front of me. It is staring outside the window by my dining room table trying to transform feelings into something novel and beautiful. On days like those, I am forced to stop banging my head on my laptop, going outside, and reviving my creativity because...
Like the sun, nature can reflect light on our natural ability to be creative. We all have the capacity to be ingenious, yet most of us do not offer up the energy to expose this portion of who we are mostly out of fear. When we give the time to reconnect with nature, we are in some way reconnecting with our creativity. When we stare into the horizon, we realize that the same expansiveness exists in us, waiting to be acknowledged.
Like the wind, nature loosens up our mind’s attachment to our every day. When we are in touch with nature, we are forced to recognize that there is something bigger than us; therefore, freeing us from thinking that our reality should be the focus. Giving our senses to our surroundings, we see that there is a higher flow to the world. Creativity takes surrendering and becoming in tune with that larger rhythm to discover something meaningful.
Like rain, nature is spiritually cleansing. It involves leaving your world behind to get in touch with something more pure. Being away from the physical, mental, and emotional noise, more organic thoughts and ideas are able to come through us. Being outdoors, we often are washed away of our disruptions, and able to see that just like nature, we too are a changing landscape of possibilities if we only have the courage to explore it.
So go on a quest- go outside. Get in touch with nature. Get in touch with yourself. Bring forth your ability to create.