“Georg Groddeck on Inspiration”
“The power to be impregnated, and not the writing of poems, the painting of pictures, or the composition of music, is the essence of art, the being an artist.”* — Georg Groddeck
In my terms, Groddeck is speaking of the Inspiration that is then succeeded by Aspiration: the still meditation then the active.
* The World of Man, trans. V.M.E. Collins (London: Funk & Wagnalls, 1951), p. 32.