Sometimes our best ideas come to us from a quiet place to sit. By simply sitting and letting the world melt away we allow our ideas and creativity to flourish. I found this photo in a decorating catalog and it made me want to be more creative. The color of the carpet hanging on the wall and the vibrancy of the chair made me feel energetic and alive.
How is it possible that sitting still can make us feel alive and full or energy? How can we generate when we are being passive? It seems very counter intuitive. In our culture of go go go, do do do it can be hard to sit still. Even when we want to sit still we find it hard to squeeze such passive, quiet time into our life. Our schedule calls, our to do items linger, and the people in our world expect us to get things done. None of these pressures allow for much relief and peacefulness.
Sometimes we just need a place where we can do nothing. Sometimes we need a place to sit and contemplate the ideas in our head that we are not ready to express out loud. A comfortable chair provides a resting place for our ‘busyness’. A quiet space allows us to wrestle things through before we begin sharing them with the world. Depending upon where you live, you may have to carve that chair and space out of a busy household. Or you may have to go somewhere else to find your quiet space. You may even have to rearrange your home to make a room quiet while all around it is chaos. Or your quiet place may be in a busy place with headphones on and your eyes closed. Do whatever it takes to begin using your quiet place. And nothing says your quiet place has to be indoors, maybe nature is where you do your best thinking.
Whatever works for you, find your quiet place. Give yourself the gift of silence on a regular basis. Allow your brain and soul and mind to rest enough to clear a place for exciting new ideas to grow. Pave the way for your ideas to flourish by sitting in your quiet place.