On Inspiration

Inspiration, if it is to amount to anything more than a pleasant experience, that is, if it is to be put to real use for the benefit of human beings-and that is certainly its purpose-must come as high moments in the momentum of work. It results from a habit of awareness, a habit of positive receptivity, that is, a receptivity that is actively transforming, that looks for ideas and impressions and high visions as grist for the creative mill. -Lawren HarrisĀ 

Inspiration is a word I like to use regularly. This quote got me to consider the true meaning of the word. Building habits of awareness and positive receptivity can lead us to find true inspiration within ourselves for our work and our lives. What an insightful and inspiring reflection from great Canadian artist, Lawren Harris.


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