Quote by Jorge Luis Borges:
“Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.”
I love this quote, since the act of writing to me is similar to painting, or drawing, or creating music. When I’m doing any of those things I often feel as if I’m in another dimension, without distraction expressing myself authentically through my heart and soul. It really is my happy place, a place of solitude.
How often do we really get the time to just retreat into our soul and have the luxury of solitude to create? Sometimes it’s difficult when you’re at home with all the normal distractions of day-to-day life. In a way it’s sometimes easier when you take yourself on an excursion, away from your normal day-to-day routine, I know I find I can be more creative sometimes that way. At least it offers a different perspective, and a different environment that might pique my curiosity or creative intention. I do believe the creative soul needs solitude, and the more the better!
When we’re in our dream state it’s the ultimate solitude, it’s just you and your soul communicating. When I’m daydreaming I feel a sensuous enjoyment in those moments of pure imagination. I rarely have the time to daydream, since I’m not the napping type, but I do try to take a few moments each morning to meditate and be quiet listening to my inner desires and dreams.
I love that place in time, when I have no idea what time it is, or how much time has passed, and especially when it results in something that I have created and am happy with. The creative flow is a beautiful place to spend time away from time!
I continue to listen to my dreams, dream my dreams, write about them, create lyrics and music, and artistically express them. I can’t imagine life without doing any of those activities.