Merriam-Webster offers this definition for the word "idea": a plan for action. I like that. Not a wispy, ghost-like thing we can never hold onto. Not a vague, maybe-I'll-get-around-to-it shrug of the shoulders. No. An idea is a plan. An idea is an action. An idea is a way to move forward. It's deciding how you want to create something and then going about the business of creating. But what if you don't have an idea yet? Simple. You start looking for one.
1. THE NEWSPAPER
Life's huge tragedies and victories condensed to bite-sized headlines.
We have much to learn from those who came before.
3. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
If you've seen Rear Window, then you know exactly what I'm talking about.
Beauty and truth in the wild.
The unconscious mind is not inhibited by fear.
6. YOUR FAMILY TREE
Everyone has skeletons.
7. MUSIC AND POETRY
Feel the rhythm and let it get under your skin.
Pieces of life captured in the most beautiful light.
9. BOOKS (Including Classics, Shakespeare, Mythology, the Bible)
Who doesn't love a good hero's journey?
10. A QUIET ROOM
Never underestimate the power of being alone with your own self and your own brilliant thoughts.
Where do you go for ideas?