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A Conspiracy of Brilliance:
Mindfulness and Creativity
But more than that happens.
Engaging in the creative process taps into a rich inner world. But not only does this world provide me with a piece of prose, a painting, and a photograph, it creates a better me. The same qualities and experiences that come into play for creative expression, give me the side effects of being a happier more evolved person.
Surrender, resilience, perseverance, grace, trust, patience, and detachment from the world as a source of happiness are gifts of both creative and spiritual practices.Both require a love affair with the present moment – both deliver a different view of the world, both heal, nurture higher purposes, give me a freedom like nothing else can provide. Time spent in the creative process effortlessly cultivates my spirituality; and spiritual practices fortify my creative mind.
Yet on the other hand, when I partake in simple, creative adventures designed to be easy, irresistible and amusing, I more easily move past bad habits and acquire the same spiritual merits that bestow happiness. Remove the pressure and ask: How can I make this fun?
I discover that even as an imperfect human there ARE ways to maintain consistency, create habits of follow-through, persist without pressure, translate comparison to something more comfortable, and learn, little by little to trust the process and believe in myself.
When I do this in creative style: making associations, connections, altering reality, waxing imaginatively, beginning small and imperfect, and grooming an individual authenticity that lifts me out of the doldrums of convention, the contagion of cowardice, and the prevalence of blind cooperation to a small set of predilections, indefinable adventures carry me down a river of a timelessness, agelessness, it's a struggle free journey and I enter a territory of abundant bliss.This is the province of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching.