Reflections: Creativity communicates in silence
”Let your mind starts a journey through a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before.
Let your soul take you where you long to be. Close your eyes.
Let your spirit start to soar, and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.”
A creative mind is open to experience life fully and is able to translate it and express it in new and inventive ways. It is a mind that can see the extraordinary in the ordinary and can express creativity through action. It is resourceful, inspiring and original. A creative mind observes deeply, listens with awareness and experiences life genuinely. It is in the spaciousness of mind that these abilities can be developed and allowed to become the creative force in our life. This is done in the presence of silence. Silence creates the space to explore and observe. Silence creates the space where imagination and ingenuity can flourish.
In silence integration and deep connections are happening. All creative minds owe their inspiration to the silence behind the static noise of everyday life.
The mind of a child is creative, curious and imaginative because the child does not have concepts and fixed views about reality. For a child, a cup can be anything from a drinking device to put on her head to make a hat, a bed to put her dolls in or an experiment in gravity. She is playful and full of delight, present and alive.
Silence brings us those hidden treasures, a new way of experiencing reality, a renewal for our senses and pleasures. Without interference from preconceived notions and automatic responses the ordinary can be experienced truly as the extraordinary.
Exercise: Sit for few moments in quiet contemplation, paying attention to breath and body sensation. When thoughts resede and make space for silence, open your eyes and see your surroundings without interpretation, just seeing; what do you see? Look at anything in your surroundings that you are familiar with and look again, look at it as if it is the first time. See it through a child’s eyes; discover it with no previous concepts, with fresh eyes and no thoughts, just pure impressions.