During the great creative process in art, we shall go so far from time. The timelessness of creative process removes the smallness of everyday life making us meet beauty and wonder in ourselves, in which we totally immerse our soul. In this happening, we can find the concept of loneliness.
Is this loneliness or exclusivity?
Loneliness exists really as long as we are in strife and struggle.
During creative process, there is no loneliness because we are in close relationship with ourselves, so tight to our soul and straight to intent. While we live this experience, there is a desire for isolation. The artist works isolated in himself waiting for inspiration, expecting intuition, looking for that sparkle that will allow him to fulfill that precise destiny. The artist is solitary to observe, listen inside, perceive, for guessing what in the crowd he cannot perceive and reach.
“In silence I hear what the din hides.”
In silence the flair comes, in solitude the alchemy evolves and this ferment, this torment cannot be shared with the rest of humanity. This is the artist’s path, solitary not by vocation but by necessity.
In this silence, you can meet the Muse. It’s in silence and solitude that the inspiring muse appears. Inspiration should not be sought, because research removes the muse, makes her escape. Inspiration is not at our service. Only awareness, this waiting on the threshold opens the path for it. We stand on the threshold to follow it, we observe the contents without expectation, without pretension, without attachment, detaching ourselves from the volitional personality.
Wanting to intervene in the creative process means breaking a silence and creating fragments. It’s a natural law, like water that stops and changes its path in the face of obstacles. So the muse runs away. Inspiration must be followed, quietly. And so we come into deep contact with that part of us that has long been waiting to meet, now it’s able to manifest itself.
Accessing your creative space, crossing the threshold of your knowledge, observing our potential, choosing it daily and trusting your muse is living with art. The time it takes for the desired reality to manifest depends on the strength and creative power we have fed.
“The creative process is mysterious; a conversation, a ride in the car, or a melody can trigger something.”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu