The wanderer within
Part of being creative is knowing how to draw outside of the lines. Either psychically or mentally is the wanderer within urging us to extend our horizons. There are only a few with an imagination as far stretched as Nicola Tesla for example. A main reason why some seem more creative then others simply has to do with courage. It requires a great deal of courage to think or move outside of your comfortable box. This courage fuels the fabric of your creative abilities and moves you into unknown areas of exploration and, therefore, breaking conformity again and again. The wanderer often travels alone, in ones own mind by seeking individual thought, without companions in their adventurous journeys or both. Being in good company when being alone takes a great deal of courage and self-love, a state of being many of us don’t achieve. The best companion of the wanderer is nature itself in her full mysteries and the wanderer seeks full accordance with her. The presence of such force is enough to keep the wanderer accompanied.
Courage comes when we are in the minority, either physically, mentally or emotionally. Without anyone around us giving physical or emotional comfort we are solely dependent on our own inner resources. Without like-minded people, we are solely depended upon our own inner voices. There is a great potential for creative regeneration in such times of wandering hardship.
The wanderer is unique because one is fully present in the moment, knowing that all ones needs will be met. This strength of surrendered trust is a rare thing in a Western society that is so organized, analytical and planned. The wanderer simply lets the muse come into ones life without disturbing it with worries, buzzes or drama’s. This trust is the source for once creative output, the gateway to ones inner gems and the passages to ones heart.
Without the wanderer within our societies would stop innovating, stop growing, stop evolving and start involving. It is only because a few individuals that we embark on previously unknown area’s in science, invention, psychology, philosophy, literature and all other disciplines that can be innovated. Those few who have the courage to trust, listen and act on these glimpses of the mind, these subtle gestures in which the heart sings its song.
The wanderer is repressed as long as our lives are governed with rigid structures, goals and routines. A great part of innovation stems from the courage to go into the dark forest when a flimsy light is calling your spirit. Yearned by this calling for adventure is the wanderer within driven to initiate us into the unknown, either inside, outside or both at once.
Enjoy the unknown, the uncertainty, the new and fresh. Relax, breath and surrender to this flow of creative regeneration.
“Not all those who wander, are lost” J.R. Tolkien
“A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving” Lao Tzu
“The real voyage of discovery consist not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”
All the best,