I have been following a process internally for the last 3 weeks to be creative. Sharing it everyone so that we can have a conversation and improve it such that it scales for everyone. Creative tendencies are still seen as a stroke of luck of pure genius! I think its a science yet to be discovered. So, we can have schools of creativity! Schools that can teach you to be creative in general 😉 Would love to do a PhD in this field and possibly start a ‘Department of Creativity’ 😉
Here is the simple 3 step process:
- Keep your conscious mind blank or empty or silent (one step process for happiness! enjoy the silence!)
- Do something new
- Repeat step 1 and 2
At a fundamental level lot of people find that keeping the mind blank is difficult. Suggestions to make that a process – write down thoughts that come to your mind in paper and assure your self that you will think about it later 🙂 Possibly use technology (mobile?) if you cannot have paper and pen always! Better if you can read Getting things Done by David Allen
Next, when we keep our conscious mind blank (which I do naturally!), we are very sensitive to emotions. Especially destruction emotions. The book by Daniel Goleman – Destructive Emotions helps to give you an insight a lot! A quick summary – the three core ‘poisons’ from a destructive point of view are anger, craving and delusion!
On the delusion angle, basically ego, the book by Eckhart Tolle – A New Earth gives you an insight.
The first week, I was doing this actively. Now, I am passively in this state without any effort and I am experiencing pure bliss 🙂 Filled with energy in terms of mind, body and spirit! Is this awakeing or nirvana or the buddha moment? You feel very child like with lot of empathy.
Just thought will blog it into Ether and see what people think! This is true spirituality with no religion. A process to be creative in all aspects i.e. love, curiosity and strength (my model of life – some time to be blogged later! already did that!! LoCuSt Theory) Have a good day all!