Deal with your negative emotions in a nondestructive manner

Negative inspiration is when we see something in the world that we don’t want to be a part of, and it sparks action. 

It’s a beautiful moment in the creative process. 

Because it enables our divine dissatisfaction with the way the world is. And that’s a very specific and valuable emotion that we can’t access when we’re happy. 

The good news is, once we tap into that energy, we can channel it to creatively shine a light on how we think the world should be. 

It’s the reason I’ve always viewed reading bad books as a good thing. That experience angers me to the point of saying

Christ, this guy’s writing is embarrassing, and if I don’t get to work right away and restore the creative balance in the universe, I might snap into pieces. 

In a world where the muse is usually depicted as the glowing white shoulder angel who lovingly strokes our hair and tells us that everything is going to be okay, perhaps a little negative inspiration would do the soul some good. 

Remember, if we can’t listen to and take action on the messages of our negative emotions, we’re not being truly creative. 


Are you so happy that you’ve forgotten your anger?* * * *

Scott Ginsberg

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Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.

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