12 Tools For Generating Infinite Ideas With Ease — Part 01

Maxwell Akin
4 min readSep 7, 2022

On September 3rd, of 2022, “12 Tools For Generating Infinite Ideas With Ease — Introduction” was published.

Just as the title might suggest, this is the first “real” part in that series.

For those who want to generate infinite ideas with ease, you’re at the right place!

Combine; Combine; Combine

Every new idea is a unique combination.

Or, at least, that’s what people say. It’s hard to say if this is true or not.

Regardless of whether it’s true, though, combining two — or more — things together is a fun, easy way to generate new ideas.

To combine things together, and generate some new ideas, you must find two things to combine.

Or more things to combine, if you want.

You can find things to combine by:

  • Going on a walk and paying attention to what’s in front of you
  • Opening a book, flipping to a random page, and combining two ideas from that page
  • Combining the first two things that come to mind
  • Reminiscing on your favorite things and combining two of them
  • Pulling two Tarot cards and combining their meanings

And so on and so forth.

Just as an example, let’s say the two things you would like to combine are “grass” and “play”.

You can take out a sheet of paper and begin recording what this combination evokes.

Some examples of what this combination can give rise to include:

  • Playing in the grass
  • Grass as the product of Nature’s divine play
  • Grass, on a lawn, as a result of aesthetic/architectural play
  • Growing grass as a metaphor for the transformative power of play
  • Setting up a lawn or garden as a new way for you to play
  • Learning about the different types of grass as a new way for you to play
  • Play as a way of cultivating our inner garden and, in turn, beauty and abundance
  • Grass as an abundant gift akin to the wealth that play grantsus
  • Gazing into grass, and finding new imaginal possibilities, as a way for you to play
  • Grass, and its air purifying properties, as a metaphor for play and its power

And so on and so forth.

None of the ideas above are very good.

But, they’re a start to something.

Something new.

A new set of possibilities. A new set of paths. A new set of gifts.

And so on and so forth.

No matter what you combine, and no matter what comes from your chosen combination, diving a little deeper is never a bad choice.

This, of course, brings us to the second tool…

A Deep Dive

Every thought, possibility, concept, notion, idea, path — and so on and so forth, without end — contains its own great depths.

Great depths that you can dive into and explore.

The reason for this is simple: everything is, on some level, connected to everything else.

Given this fact, everything, no matter how simple it may appear, is a treasure chest.

A treasure chest of new ideas and the infinite gifts that new ideas can illuminate.

Just as an example, imagine a sheet of paper.

A simple sheet of paper, with lines running through it.

You can dive into this simple sheet of paper and consider:

  • Paper and its origins
  • The transformative capabilities of trees
  • How, exactly, paper is produced
  • The history of the printing press
  • A D.I.Y. way to make your own paper
  • The history of ink
  • The history of writing
  • Writing and the power, agency, and wealth it has created
  • The history of storytelling
  • Storytelling, and its relation to paper and books

And so on and so forth.

Each one of these depths, as it were, is, in and of itself, equally rich with depth.

You can dive into these depths and find new hobbies, new paths, new possibilities, new ideas, new concepts, new habits; and so on and so forth.

All of this is fine. But, for greater success, there’s something else you can do.

You can ask a question.

A clear, focused question that creates specific results.

Some of these questions include:

  • What new hobbies can we find within the metaphorical depths of paper?
  • What new life paths can we find within the metaphorical depths of paper?
  • What new adventures can we find within the metaphorical depths of paper?
  • What new career paths can we find within the metaphorical depths of paper?
  • What new ideas can we find within the metaphorical depths of paper?

And so on and so forth.

You can ask these questions and garner far more specific, actionable results.

Or, you can dive in without a clear, well-defined goal, so that surprises are more forthcoming.

Stepping Into A Sea Of Sensation

Every idea you could ever need is within you.

You can channel these ideas with the proper tool.

But, sometimes, you don’t need a tool.

Or, rather, the simplest, and most effective, tool is that of closing your eyes.

Closing your eyes and stepping into a sea of sensation.

A sea of sights. A sea of tastes. A sea of sounds. A sea of textures. A sea of scents.

Just close your eyes and allow the richness of yourself to overwhelm you.

You can direct the waves of your sea, allowing specific possibilities to arise.

Or, you can simply relax, allowing a rich, unending abundance of possibilities to arise with ease.

No matter what you choose to do, make sure to record what happens.

Or, more than anything else, what resonates with you.

You might be surprised by the beauty and abundance that lies within yourself.


Remember, finding the right ideas is easy, as every idea you need is within you.

You just need the right tool, so as to find, and enjoy, that idea.

As always, thank you so much for reading this essay!

If you want to reach me, for any reason at all, you can do so at “maxwellcakin@gmail.com”.

Best wishes, and have a great day!



Maxwell Akin

Hey! I’m Max! I Hope You Enjoy What You’re Reading, And If You Want To Reach Me For Any Reason At All, You Can Do So At “maxwellcakin@gmail.com”.