Rookie writers wait for inspiration to strike before writing.
Now, I know what you think I’m going to say. It’s going to be something along the lines of: real writers write, whether they feel like it or not. They put the work in first, then enjoy the flows of inspiration.
And, sure, that’s true and good advice.
Anything that teaches you to take responsibility for your own life is worth hearing.
However, that’s not what I was going to say.
I was going to say you don’t need to become inspired…
Because you already are.
Yes, even when you’re feeling flat, tired and sleepy.
Or when your head feels like cotton wool and the last thing you want to do is touch a keyboard.
Trust me, you’re inspired even then.
Because this is the way your nervous system works. When you “feel” happy or “feel” inspired, that’s just that emotion blooming, becoming stronger and entering your conscious awareness.
Even when you’re not aware of it, it’s always there.
Every emotion, every state of mind, every way of being – none of it is ever truly dormant. It’s there, fizzling under the surface of awareness, waiting for its moment to erupt into consciousness.
There’s a hypnotic technique called the resource scan. Maybe one day I’ll write a book about it, who knows. It’s darn simple and darn powerful, and it uses this principle to great effect.
The crux of it is:
If you want to feel inspired, figure out where in your body you already feel inspired, then keep doing that.
You don’t want to impose creativity on yourself, like some overzealous developer plonking a skyscraper in a national park. No, you want to nurture, cultivate and train whatever’s there already.
A great key to using your mind’s full potential is to use what you have, rather than trying to change things. Your mind already has everything it needs, it’s just a question of finding and using it.
So if you want to feel inspired, then using hypnosis to explore your nervous system is a great idea.
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