Our creativity is a relationship with our inner selves and our flashes of inspiration. Most days we quickly move through tasks, because we have to, because we are on deadline, because someone is waiting. So much to do, so little time. Rather than experiencing that deeper dimension, we view the thing, place or person, at the surface level, as if it is one dimensional. We are paying attention to what we must at the moment.
Yet, inspirations are funny things, and may be glimpsed right in front of our eyes, like shiny things or reflections. How amusing it is that creative spirit may grab you when looking at the sky, while totally losing sight of the shopping cart careening toward that parked car.
To rethink oneself into a quiet place, setting aside our rushing for just a while, is a plan of granting space, permission and even a calculated risk which can help one to manifest. Of course, it all depends on what one is paying attention to.