Robert Grudin, writer, teacher and philosopher, in his book, Time and the Art of Living, says, Because it is a radical act of freedom, creative achievement is a heroic process that requires, in all its permutations, specific strengths of character.
He also guides us, in yet another of his books, to clear the workspace and sit patiently, ready to receive. I practice this when I sit down to write and find that it always works. Want to know more? Here's the bizz buzzz.
In order for our creativity to begin flowing, we must clear or empty the brain, then wait patiently with only one task before us. Buddhists call this meditation, Christians call it prayer, creative people call it the zone.
Next time you're looking for your creative mind to blossom with ideas, be a the kind of hero that Grudin talks about and try a little housecleaning, beginning with your work space. Then sit at your desk, pen and paper ready, take a deep breath...let it out...and wait.