Everything on this earth needs its sustenance, to evolve. Writing too needs its sustenance, through the writer’s pen. The writer’s soul too needs nourishment to grow and sustain itself, to reach out and touch lives. The nourishment he calls inspiration.
For a writer to write, he needs to feel the flower of inspiration bloom inside him. He needs to feel the positive force that would rouse him from his deep slumber and remind him he has a job to do. He needs to draw his strength and resources from inside him. For this the writer needs to open the doors of his heart open to allow the world around him in. So what does this world give the writer that goes on to replenish his soul?
Love is one of the world’s greatest contributions. It opens his eyes, thereby sensitising him to the world around him. It feeds his mind with self-belief and a feeling of belongingness, from which he goes on to see, feel, nurture, absorb and experience the beauty and wonder of the world around him. Like a sunflower that draws its energy to bloom from the Sun, a writer’s inspiration is fed by love; the love that he feels for his life, his people, his work, and his God.
Special people too become forces of inspiration. Beautiful, sensitive, colourful people who bring the world to the writer and motivate him see the world through their eyes. Important people who deliver love to the writer thereby opening his eyes. Special people who can be the bridge between the writer and his world.
Nature, one of God’s greatest creations and its awe-inspiring elements too are an inspiration. Man is always in awe of the Creator’s master strokes as He went about his creation and it never fails to fill a writer’s heart with the fodder he needs to write.
The world also gives him the peace that he needs to believe in himself.
It is with all this that a writer goes on to reproduce all that he has taken in, through his pen and his words….