Mindfulness Is Creativity

Inspiration is a funny thing. It will strike only when it really wants to: in the middle of the workday, in the middle of the night, when you’re out with friends, on the toilet (yep),  or when you’re in the waiting room of your doctor’s office.

Being mindful, present, and responsive to the call of inspiration, I’ve found to be a major contributor in my journey to becoming a fully formed, more prolific creative. I would, maybe, even venture, that they go hand-in-hand. Mindfulness is creativity. 

A powerful quote about being brave storytellers in our lives struck a chord with me. So, I’ll leave a little piece of this inspiration right here…

You already know so much more than you think you know. You are not finished; you are merely ready. After a certain age, no matter how you’ve been spending your time, you have very likely earned a doctorate in living. If you’re still here–if you have survived this long–it is because you know things. We need you to reveal to us what you know, what you have learned, what you have seen and felt. If you are older, chances are strong that you may already possess absolutely everything you need to live a more creative life–except the confidence to actually do your work. But we need you to do your work.

 

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