From April’s Writing Prompts, April 4, 2016
These days, I’m finding inspiration from a multitude of differing things, perspectives and circumstances. Before I started writing, I probably had a more shallow mind. I don’t feel that I really immersed myself into the bigger picture of things, nor did I learn many lessons from them. I know the ability has always been there; I never used it to its advantage.
There is a lesson to be learned in everything, whether you immediately see it or not. Our role is go out and find what that lesson is and learn from it. Stay away from the shallow waters that clog and clutter our minds. Go out into the ocean where there’s room to breathe and think. That’s where you’ll find all the inspiration you need.
“Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you’ve got to go deeper. Down deep the fish are more powerful and more pure. They’re huge and abstract. And they’re very beautiful.” ~David Lynch
“In shallow men the fish of little thoughts cause much commotion. In oceanic minds the whales of inspiration make hardly a ruffle.” ~Sri Yukteswar Giri
“Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.” ~Christopher Reeve