In a recent post, I offered 25 quotes on creativity to, hopefully, create a shift in thinking for all you creative souls who are feeling the call and are also feeling stuck.
Now, in this post, I want to offer a more specific and very simple practice with the potential to make big changes in your beautiful creative brain.
We probably all learned the simple, precise structure of the haiku in grade school, so maybe that’s why many disregard its power.
1st line – 7 syllables
2nd line – 5 syllables
3rd line – 7 syllables
Here’s one of my favorite originals.
No, I can’t date you
I am an English teacher
And you don’t spell well
So… when you’re feeling stuck, even thought the impulse to create is alive and well, try using this simple structure to give form and power to your thoughts and feelings.
You never know what else might follow…
“I guess haiku is an inspiration for me. Everyday, simple moments.”
― Misha Collins
We create our own inspiration.