Here, right now, stop.
Breathe deeply in and allow that breathe out slowly.
Breathe in and out a few more times.
Turn your attention to your heart centre.
Maybe you would like to place your hand over your heart.
Ask yourself the question:
Am I just surviving, or am I living my life creatively?
The Curse Of The Modern World
With the busy lives that are led in the modern world, it is easy to get caught up in just surviving. Rushing from activity to activity. Never stopping, never relaxing, never just having fun. Never allowing yourself to use your creative side to enrich and grow your life.
Scientists who study our ancient ancestors contend that once people were able to move away from spending all their time surviving, they had time and space to be creative. It was this creativity that allowed them to expand their lives and further improve their situation.
It was this time for creativity that allowed our ancestors to become farmers, then to devise new tools and weapons. This creativity allowed progress to occur.
In order to grow this way, our ancestors had to allow space in their lives to allow creativity to work.
When you become caught up in surviving, you lose that ability to expand your life and improve your situation. You get caught up in surviving. That is a scary, anxious place. It is a place where your quality of life deteriorates.
But it doesn’t need to be that way. You need to allow creativity back into your life. Creativity feeds your mind and your soul. It should work alongside survival, with its focus on your body.
Yes your body needs to survive, but so do your mind and soul.
Finding The Balance Between Survival and Creativity
Finding that balance between survival and creativity is essential for a happy, full, productive life.
One of the ways you can survive and be creative is to meditate. It is that action of stopping and allowing yourself to just be. In this moment. With nowhere to go. With nothing to do. Just be.
At the start of this blog I invited you to have a moment to just be. At the end of that moment, I invited you to ask yourself a question about how you are living your life.
It is in the moments that you stop and just allow yourself to be that allow you to find space for creativity in your life.
After you meditate and clear your mind to allow that sense of just being, there is a time for creativity to allow yourself to connect to your creative inner self. Your soul.
Connecting To Your Creativity
There are many things you can do. Some people write a journal. Some people write poetry. Others dance to their own sound or music.
Then there is painting. This is my preferred method of creativity. After I meditate I use water colour paints to paint what comes up for me in that moment.
This act of creativity has allowed me to discover deep insights into my life and my place in this world. This has allowed me to live, not just survive.
I run workshops to teach people this method of meditation.
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