The No. 2 Creative Habit

While it might seem contradictory, the No. 2 habit when it comes to nurturing creativity: participation. This can come in many forms, but it requires connecting with others, being inspired by others, reading others, collaborating with others. But how can you have both solitude and participation? They obviously have to come at different times. Finding the balance is key, of course, but it takes a conscious effort: this time is for solitude, and this time is for participation. Why are they both important? We need inspiration from without, but we need creation from within.

Shaken By Life’s Beauty, Shaken

Originally posted in ZenHabits.Netby Leo Baubata “You lethargic, waiting upon me,waiting for the fire and Iattendant upon you, shaken by your beautyShaken by your beautyShaken.”~William Carlos Williams This morning I awoke, meditated in the quiet dark empty room, and then went to make my coffee. The world outside is wet, and the raindrops patter upon … Continue reading Shaken By Life’s Beauty, Shaken