A muse. The romantic notion that a divine being outside yourself inspires your work. As if something from outside is influencing what you do. Controlling what you’re compelled to create. Why do so many people feel the need to constantly give credit to an outside source?
Do you not feel worthy enough to come up with incredible work? Is it that you feel it would be egotistical to take the credit? Or maybe it’s an unconscious action?
Well, maybe it’s time to fully own the fact that you are worthy. You are worthy of sharing your ideas and claiming it as your own.
You know how when you ask friends for advice and one of them will say something like: “Go with your gut?” (Or intuition). Well, it’s time to acknowledge that inner idea. It came from YOU. There’s no need to constantly thank and give tribute to the muse. It’s like someone who constantly talks about how humble they are. Total mood killer.
I’d love to hear what you think in the comments! Does any of this resonate with you… Or have I totally missed the mark?
~Devani Anjali Alderson
Writer, Social Media Maven, Photographer, Globe Trotter.