You probably have known moments of regret and disappointment. Perhaps you have felt despair about the direction your life has taken. Or you may have wondered about missed opportunities: the "what ifs."
I have devoted 30 years of my life to understanding creative inspiration because it reminds me how everything can change in an instant. In these introductory remarks to a talk I gave at IONS Austin on April 3, I describe a few profound moments of inspiration that changed the world.
Although you may not realize it, you are just one flash away from a life of inspiration. In the blink of an eye, you come into the most intimate contact possible with a limitless source of creativity. From this encounter, you will come away with the resources to create your masterpiece!
The masterpiece to which I am referring is YOUR LIFE. This is the most important work of art any of us can create. Sure, it would be nice to write books that influence an entire generation, make films that capture the imagination, or generate images that touch people's hearts. But inspired art has always emerged from inspired experience. This is why Deep Creativity urges readers to live outside the box.
Beyond the limits of judgment, expectation, and conventionality, you will find entire realms of possibility at your disposal. Creative inspiration is not an esoteric idea that pertains only to great artists and innovators. In a moment of inspiration, you can discover your quintessential nature, which is more expansive and beautiful than you might have imagined. Now, the challenge is to live in that space of inspiration, which is why the theme of this website is: STAY INSPIRED!
In the weeks to come, I will feature other excerpts from my Austin talk. You can watch and listen to the presentation in its entirety right here: