In her book, If You Want to Write, Brenda Ueland wrote: When we ignore the imagination, we stop living from our center, from the creative fountain, and we live from the periphery, from externals. Imagination brings possibility. As educator Maxine Greene said, “The role of imagination is to awaken, to disclose the ordinarily unseen, unheard, [ Read more … ]
We get to the true heart of who we are when we do our most creative work.
When we do the most creative work that we can possibly do, we get to the true heart of who we are. Creating requires openness, flexibility, and ‘not knowing’: Hold beginner’s mind: Step back from what’s happening so you can see what wants to emerge. Work with what’s available: encourage what’s under the surface to [ Read more … ]
6 questions to ask when you’re stuck
6 questions to ask when you’re stuck: How can I give myself and this project more space? What do I really love or feel passionate about? If I wasn’t stuck, what would I do? Where is the most beautiful, nurturing place I can take a walk right now? Is there a tiny action step I [ Read more … ]
Creativity lets us have a conversation with Something greater than ourselves.
Our desire to create certain outcomes impedes transformation. For brilliant work (and lives) we need to let go and let Something else work through us.
2023 is the year of cringe
“Every extraordinary or successful or remotely memorable person in the world has only gotten to where they are because they didn’t give a fuck about being cringey.” @dahman454 on TikTok. I’ve been helping a good friend with her singing gigs for the past few months. It’s amazingly fun AND… I always leave steeped in CRINGE….. [ Read more … ]