Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Introducing Creativity Principle - Lull

For the next eight weeks on Wednesday, I am going to introduce a principle of creativity as I learned it while going through my KMCC training last year.  I've decided to randomly pick a principle (or muse as we called them) and see where my thoughts lead me.  This week I picked the principle of Lull.  There are times in the creative practice when we all need to take a break.  This might mean taking a break from the creative projects you are currently working on or thinking about. Or it could be a time to focus on the power of gratitude to help you recognize all that you have accomplished.  It may be a time to rest and to become inspired again by the people and the world around you.

  When I visualize this quiet time in my creative process,I am usually sitting in my backyard reading and listening to the birds.  I am looking up at the sky and losing myself in the clouds.  If I had a hammock, I would be enjoying it. 

Some ways to spend time in lull are:  daydreaming, doodling, taking a walk lull style, writing down your dreams and sitting and watching the world go by. 

Rather than beginning my post with a quote I thought I would finish by sharing a quote from Rumi.  "You wander from room to room, hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck."  Spending quiet time resting, daydreaming, and just enjoying the quiet will give you the opportunity to find the necklace that has always been there just waiting for you to notice it.

When you share your talent and dreams with the world, magic happens.  Let the magic begin!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for a beautiful post. I do agree it is important to take time to reflect.


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