Most of the time, I don’t pay much attention to my breathing.
I think I’m used to giving it for granted.
Though it is vital.
But anytime I pause and focus on it, I can feel its perfection; so much power in such a simple act.
Two movements that exist only together.
We can’t just skip one of them.
Similarly, the creative process is made of two movements that exist only together.
The inspiration phase, in which we draw in ideas and stimuli. And the expiration one in which we create something.
We can’t just skip one of them without compromising the whole creative act.
Though, I feel I overlooked the inspiration phase lately. I got trapped in the doing spiral, and I caught myself holding my breath, working in apnea.
I need to breathe in.
To create space and open up, so new air can flow in.
To get inspired.