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“Writer’s block” is a term nearly all artists can relate to. It usually begins something like this: you want to work on your craft, you know you should work on your craft, but you just can’t seem to find the inspiration, that special kind of motivation that kicks you into high gear. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to come up with any worthwhile ideas.

Believe it or not, meditation may hold the key to overcoming this mental roadblock. Meditation causes us to enter a deep state of consciousness. It taps into our innermost desires, fears, and conflicts. Meditation is the gateway to the soul, and it is the soul from which all great art is created.

The things that trouble our spirits are within us already. In meditation, we must face them, accept them, and set them aside one by one. – Cristopher L Bennett

Have you ever noticed that some of your best work was produced when you “spoke your truth”? Speaking your truth is when you express how you truly feel, even though it may result in rejection or disapproval from others. It requires a great amount of courage, given that it’s such a vulnerable act. And yet, that’s precisely why not a lot of people do it.

If you want to find inspiration, you must find the courage to explore those subjects and topics that scare you most. A lot of people don’t know what scares them most because they’ve repressed these fears. But meditation can bring them to light by delving into those repressed emotions. Your art should tell the journey of your spiritual growth, and nothing will help you attain more growth than taking a long, hard look at yourself.

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