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.
Creativity is a nebulous, murky topic that fascinates me endlessly — how does it work? What habits to creative people do that makes them so successful at creativity?
Originally posted in ZenHabits.Net. by Leo Baubata ‘You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.’ ~Mike Murdock Start with a simple statement: what do you want to be? Are you hoping to someday be a writer, a musician, a designer, a programmer, a polyglot, a carpenter, a manga artist, an … Continue reading How To Change Your Life: A User’s Guide
Originally posted in ZenHabits.Net. This is a non-religious, but still a very spiritual way to prepare ourselves for the Holy Week. by Leo Baubata Here’s a problem worth solving: am I doing the thing I most need to be doing right now? How do you figure that out? You might be reading this article, but … Continue reading The Daily Checklist
Originally posted in ZenHabits.Net by Leo Baubata Sometimes the littlest change can make a world of difference. Start waking a little earlier and spending some quiet time to start your day? The rest of the day has been transformed. What little change might change your life? You can pick one or two from the list … Continue reading 28 Brilliant Tips for Living Life
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
Originally posted in ZenHabits.Net by Leo Baubata I can summarize the most successful people I’ve ever known with one trait: the willingness to challenge mainstream ideas. This has been the key to everything good in my life too: I changed my health and drastically reduced my carbon footprint when I stopped eating like everyone else … Continue reading The Willingness To Think Differently