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Creative Intention is Flexible, not a Fixed Goal.
: Creative Business

A Creative Desire Dropped is as Worthwhile as a Desire Delivered

The creative way is never about straining or striving, driving yourself too hard or rigidly sticking to a fixed plan — but about returning, again and again, to your creative intention, as the inevitable challenges arise. (They will arise. If it isn’t challenging to our con-mind, then it isn’t a true desire.) But it’s equally about giving your intentions space to change. The defining quality of the creative way is that it is flexible, open to change. Sometimes, it’s about recognizing that you no longer want what you set out to create. Whether you achieve your creative intention, take it all the way…

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my definition of creative success
: Creative Business

My Definition of Creative Success

Success as a conscious creator is something you’ll have to define for yourself. Creatives don’t go along with convention or consumerist pressures, we turn our deepest, most personal values into value for others. As a conscious creator, your definition of success will have two aspects: a big, wide, deep, high vision, that can encompass everything you do, in life and work. This is your “mashion“, your own blend of mission and passion. It can take time to work out what it is and it can hold you, your whole life long. Success as a Conscious Creator: My Mission and Passion As…

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: Creative Business

Definitions of Creative Success

Here are some quotes from well-known achievers that offer their definitions of creative success, and thereby offer you a window into thinking about your own definition. (For “man” in these quotes, please read also woman. And men, can you please stop doing this?) “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” Bob Dylan “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” ~ Maya Angelou “The main thing is to be moved, to love, to…

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meditation for creativity
: Creative Business, Inspiration Meditation

Help Along The (Creative) Way: Insight Timer App

Since June I’ve been exploring meditations for creativity at Insight Timer App. If you’ve been around here a while, you’ll know I’m a total believer in meditation as a core creative practice. But good guided meditations that understand the connections can be hard to find. Insight Timer is the answer. This free app is home to more than 6000 guided meditations in 25 languages from 1,416 of the world’s best meditation teachers. From humorous talks and compassionate listening, it offers spirituality in all flavors or a scientific approach if that’s your thing. A poetic approach, also, if you fancy that. All kinds of meditations for creativity —…

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Budding flower
: Creative Business, Go Creative! Books

Creative Thought For Today: Two Kinds of Creative Breakthrough: Historic (hCreative) and Personal (iCreative)

When people talk about creative breakthrough, they often confuse two different things, using them interchangeably and confusingly. The first is creative breakthrough that is personal, I call it iCreative. A new development for one creative or creativist individual, something that particular person has never done, or known, or been before. You experience an idea or insight or achievement that is completely new for you. If you have an idea that you’ve have never had before, no matter how many people had the same idea already that idea is creative for you. iCreative. The second is breakthrough that is historical, a…

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Sunday Read: Why Every Author Should Self-Publish Once

Winds of change are blowing through the publishing industry, as digital technology enables authors to reach their readers directly, without using a publisher. Opinions about this change and what it means for readers and writers, and for publishing and literature, abound. Many of them conflict, sometimes heatedly. Often, myths and misconceptions are accepted as fact. Any author considering self-publishing will quickly get pulled into this ferment of opinion, but the viewpoints, vested and otherwise, that swirl so intensely around this topic provide a poor guide to what’s best for an individual writer. There are a hundred different ways to publish…

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Go Creative… With Michael Cunningham

Last Time: Go Creative… With John Cleese “My mother was a homemaker, the sort of woman [Virginia] Woolf referred to as “the angel of the house”, who, like many such house angels, had given herself over to a life that was too small for her. “She had always seemed to me like an Amazon queen, captured and brought to a suburb, where she was forced to live in an enclosure that could not contain her, and yet ineluctably did. “My mother … could spend half a day deciding on

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