DO IT ALL!
What would you do?
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
~ Albert Einstein
Einstein’s biography is available at the Wikipedia site.
In his blog, http://zenhabits.net, Leo Babauta writes “Creativity is a nebulous, murky topic”.
Nebulous could mean vague and Murky can mean dark, dim, or gloomy – with which I am not sure I agree.
To me creativity is a high energy state and it is almost impossible for it to occur from a low energy state.
If it is high energy then by definition it is bright and awake; even if it emanates from the unconscious.
The unconscious is recognised as being deep inside but it is not a dark place. Rather it has a perceived depth which makes it remote (some may say too distant to understand) but again, it is a bright and energetic place.
I also believe the only place that creativity can can occur, is in the present.
It cannot happen whilst one is “stuck in the past”, although it can be fed from those experiences which obviously happened in the past.
Creation always happens in the Here and Now
see my blog post “Life Just Is” – posted 5th July,2010
Leo goes onto identify the number 1 creativity habit is solitude.
He says “Creativity flourishes in solitude. With quiet, you can hear your thoughts, you can reach deep within yourself, you can focus” and “… there are lots of ways to find this solitude”
This a very interesting observation.
For me the “solitude”, that Leo refers to is not a separation from others (kids create beautifully amidst noise and chaos) or even silence. It is in the separation and silence of entering into an unconscious or internal state. A beautiful mind?
When I work with clients, I usually have to gather them up from the past and bring them into the present so that they can create a future – to me coaching is all about creativity.
Yesterday, I got re-Mind-ed.
We are clearly designed to forget; because we always do!
And what a pleasure it is to remember and to be able to confabulate.
So I remembered……
..there is Only Here
..there is Only Now
..to be in the Best possible Emotional State for no reason
..and not to Do Stuff.
..Always Create stuff and do it for absolutely no reason.
In that space my state will magnetically attract what I need.
I was very moved this morning, about how powerful I can be when I am in an optimum emotional state of my own choosing and how fortunate I am to be able to do that…….
….all that remains is to tell the rest of the world. The impact would transform it since all problems and conflicts arise from the past.
All upset, be it personal, in a team, in community, regional, national or international comes from the past.
Right here, right now is the opportunity to create anything.
Create your own adventure because experience is all that there is!
I recently posted Life Just Is – my take on life.
In this present moment there is no separation and no attachment to the past.
So today at Noon, wherever you are BE Present to Peace and salute it
Life just is, there is no meaning to it other than the meaning we bring. It just is.
Acceptance just is and when you love something or somebody you accept them as they are. Better to accept than resist, then.
In the nanosecond of ‘Here and Now’ nothing exists other than what we consciously create and that includes the Past. It is all an act of creation and it is all out there and not back there.
So what is there to resolve?
A past creation constructed from Nothing?
All breakthroughs happen as the result of breakdown, right?
Never lose that extraordinary power that you have right now! It changes lives!
One of the presuppositions of NLP is that: ‘There is no such thing as failure – only feedback’
Are we not slightly obsessed with the need to succeed?
Which raises the question. What is Success and come to that, what is failure?
When I reflect on what success is, I get that I have been a success at everything that I have ever done, including my failures.
Be kind to yourselves
Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal ~ Mike Ditka
Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings ~ Arthur Rubinstein
I don’t know the key to success, but the the key to failure is trying to please everybody ~ Bill Cosby
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do ~ Bob Dylan
Nothing fails like success ~ Gerald Nachman
“When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things – not the great occasions – that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness” – Bob Hope
Just ask someone to recall a time in the past when something was in fashion or to recall a piece of music or remember those sweets (candies) you could get and their face will usually soften and often a smile will appear.
Why if the past is treasured do so many people get stuck there and become so limited by it.
I guess it is always great to visit but as for moving in ………… well?
BE great NOW
Create your own adventure because experience is all that there is
Ah Sunday, a day of Best!
Family time and Roast Dinner