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Creative Living: Be More Creative, The Creative Process

How To Set A Good Creative Intention

As this recent post points out, productivity is not creativity. Productivity planners, timetables, SMART goals and the like can be too detailed and prescriptive for creatives and creativists, who also prefer to harness the the power of the subconscious mind, rather than relying too heavily on resolution and willpower. It is certainly possible to produce something using that kind of motivation, but it tends to prove more successful for smaller and more concrete tasks. The approach is too managerial, too rational, too conscious for our deepest wants. What’s missing is a tap into the vast reservoir of our imaginative and…

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Creative Writing: F-R-E-E Writing

The Go Creative! Show Episode 3: Creative Writing Is Free-Writing

Creative Writing In the third week of each month, the topic for the Go Creative! Show is creative writing. This week, the first half of the show introduces you to free-writing, a form of expressive, creative writing, and an incredible tool for healing and transformation. F.R.E.E. stands for Fast, Raw, Exact and Easy, and this technique is an excellent way for you to ignite and harness the create-state This week I was also joined by regular contributor Dan Blank, who specialises in helping people turn their creative work into their creative career, and we chatted about what he calls setting goals, and I call setting creative intentions. We look at…

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Fighting for Peace.

As someone who agrees with the sentiment behind the crudely expressed saying, that (strong language objectors, avert your eyes) “fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity”, I cannot imagine ever wearing a poppy, despite agreeing with the British Legion website when it asserts that “remembrance transcends all boundaries”. That assertion would be more convincing if,

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V is for (Creative) Vacuum

In human terms, the vacuum is space, stillness and silence and all the artists and sages have know the importance of spending time there. Whatever you want to create, you don’t need to approach it with strain or effort; you just take it into the vacuum and allow it to unfold.

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Shut Up and Be

Try this.  For one hour a day, every day from now on, resolve to be silent.  To speak only in reply to questions asked of you.  Apart from necessary answers to direct questions, to say nothing. Come on, it’s just one hour. Silence is far more powerful than we generally allow.  Unlike sound – and most everything else in our world – silence cannot be categorised or explained.  It is pure, whole and complete in itself. This discipline of an hour’s silence a day was recommended by Read More

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