Noise … is not only an interruption but also a disruption of thought.
How do you focus on one thought at a time and develop it when you have so many simultaneous, creative ideas – and when one thought keeps leading to another and then another? Sometimes, the possibilities for creative exploration seem endless. Just where do you begin?
Firstly, don’t loose any of your ideas. Just jot them down and put them away for even a few hours so that you can look at them later with fresh eyes. You do not want to eliminate any material with creative potential, prematurely. You never know when you might find one or more you wish to explore and perhaps develop. Of these many good ideas, there will be one to which you are particularly drawn – a hunch or an intuitive feeling that perhaps you might want to focus on at a later date – thinklink on it and coax what could be a potentially good idea, into being.
Good ideas and interesting thoughts abound, but what is really important is how you summon them into being, what you create with them – and what those ideas become. Real creativity is not simply about having an idea – a concept – it is about what you do with it. That is why the real creative development begins only when you have entered the flow.
Like Spunktaneous in THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE, you, too, when you were in your flow of creative thought, might not have noticed that the raindrops that had begun to fall, were twistlanding softly on you and that above you, a rainbow had shimmered “red, orange, yellow, blue, indigo and violet ribbons”. Having both listened to your instincts and hunches when it came to choosing the most beckoning of your good ideas, you followed that idea as it unfolded and became lost, joyfully, in your own new, creative world. Now that is what I call being lost in your creative flow!