Every great achievement starts with an idea. Ideas come to us with a possibility of successfully bringing them to life in ways that others can share in them. The late comic genius Robin Williams said, “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
Often an idea stimulates a more complete vision about something on your mind: a new yoga posture, a song, a book, a poem, dance, a life shift, whatever. Sometimes an idea feels like a perfect solution. The right idea can bring one’s dreams closer to reality.
Ideas are Gifts
They pop into our minds from nothingness. When I pick up my guitar at any given moment and start playing extemporaneously, like magic – music flows. Music is coursing through my consciousness like a stream all the time. A guitar in my hands is a soundboard for the flow of ideas, an aural reflection of my inner consciousness and what I am feeling inside a given moment.
Value and savor your ideas for they are far from trivial. Write them down in a creative journal or record them so you can return to them. Even if they suck at the outset, they are instructive and evolutionary; they are build-able and often morph to power the successes to which one aspires.
Ideas are essence
Ideas are essence. They take time to grow into physical reality. “I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else,” noted artist Pablo Picasso. Give yourself time, patience and perseverance and allow unformed ideas to grow into their full potential.
Meditation and Contemplation
I find that meditation really helps open my creative channels. Quietude helps me hear and see the flow of ideas.
Practice and perfecting your craft enables the flow of ideas. The time you devote to practice generates an inner momentum for your ideas to come through and your dreams to come true. So work hard.
Trusting Your Ideas
Contemplate an idea in a quiet place. Imagine life with the idea fully manifest. How does it feel to you? Treat ideas as gifts and may they transform your life for the better.