The Muse – Oscar Wilde

Dear Friends,

Hi! I hope this finds you well.

I’m curious: Who or what is your Muse?

Meet Oscar Wilde, aka. “Dennis the Menace.”

Chewing on his first journal, he said, “The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”

Who or what is your Muse?

Hint – Your Muse is someone or thing that inspires you to express yourself fully and use your creativity.

Where do you find inspiration? How do you connect to your Muse?

Maybe you look at Oscar and say, N-Ah, such a sweet kitty, but is he a Muse?

He is to me.

“True friends stab you in the front,” said Oscar Wilde.

A Muse sparks healing, kindness and openness to connect or express the fullness of life or love in an authentic way. A Muse takes you out of your head and into your body and senses. 

That’s what Oscar does. He’s the Devil, Saint, Tiger and baby. He’ll eat your dining room chairs and purr in your lap.

That’s a Muse: frisky, present, out of one’s comfort zone, crepuscular (hunts at dawn and dusk), and makes no rational sense (like when he dines on your bathing suit or eats your boyfriend’s shoelaces).

A relationship to nurture and care for daily, the Muse finds your hearts tender nooks and crannies and exposes what most matters to you.

A Muse is not a flash of insight, or dressed in white fairy dust. The Muse can be found digging in litter and swinging from the shower curtain.

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club,” said Jack London.

That or cat toys.

Steven Pressfield, in his book the War of Art, writes, “When we sit down each day and do our work, power concentrates around us. The Muse takes note of our dedication. She approves. We have earned favor in her sight. When we sit down and work, we become like a magnetized rod that attracts iron filings. Ideas come. Insights accrete.”

I ask you: What or who’s your Muse? 




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