Ordinary inspiration

Genuine inspiration is not particularly dramatic. It’s very ordinary. It comes from settling down in your environment and accepting situations as natural. Out of that you begin to realize that you can dance with them. So inspiration comes from acceptance rather than from having a sudden flash of a good gimmick coming up in your mind.

Chögyam Tungpa, from ‘True Perception’, chapter ‘One Stroke’

©Hèlen A Vink, Haarlem November 15 2015