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A Mindful Life Is a Creative Life

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A Mindful Life Is a Creative Life
By Zen Breaks • Issue #43 • View online
ZEN BREAKS 43 - Remember that “life is something you create yourself”.

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” - Osho
126. To BE is to Create
Exploring our creativity is an essential process to get to know ourselves better and explore everything that is trapped inside us.
“If we valued our own creativity for its own sake, for our own mental health sake, I think the world would look like a very different place.”
Sometimes we need help in this discovery process. Appreciating the art of others can be a way to find our way, to resolve and express our inner issues.
Making wire tree
Making wire tree
“There is something redemptive about making art and cathartic you know. By externalizing those things that you cannot express any other way.
That you can pin things down, that you can stitch things in.
If it is emotions or if it is thoughts… you’ve made something out of something.
That might just have been sitting inside you or worrying you.
It’s a way of working things out.”
Seeing the birth of something that surprises us can be an excellent way to pause, to open our thinking to new ideas.
The creativity of others can help us to let go of our own, to escape the bars that are usually called the supposed rules of “normality”.
 Mini Bonsai Wire Tree
Mini Bonsai Wire Tree
“The creative part of the brain has got these deep roots into the unconscious and puts things together in strange ways and poetic ways to help us understand what’s going on in the world.
Creativity is there to help us explore who we are and puts you in touch with what’s happening to you so that you live more deeply.”
In this article, I share with you some suggestions that made me stop and feel amazed by the creativity of its authors.
Cultivating the ability to reimagine, to see something different in objects and situations that we normally ignore in everyday life is an important skill, it is a way to cultivate our beginner’s mind.
Perhaps these suggestions can also help you to release in an easier and more creative way everything that is inside your mind and heart.
“If you value your own creativity as a huge resource to help you process your own life and anxiety, you come to terms with your life, you come to accept the things that happen to you.”
Creative Miniature Dioramas Art
Creative Miniature Dioramas Art
“When you have a sad memory it’s a scar that remains in your heart.
And it’s the same as paper… once you crease it, it remains.
It never goes away.
But you can use that line to make another shape.
In a way, it’s necessary to have that crease.
So you make use of what lines and points there are and you can create something out of what you have got.”
To conclude, I invite you to watch the inspiring video of the Green Renaissance team, from which the inspiring quotes you were reading were extracted.
Another remarkable work by this team that inspires us, another creation that awakens our humanity, which calls for us to value what we have that is unique and to honor it, in the here and now.
A Creative Life
A Creative Life
“I can have one day left in my life, or I could have some more years… but that’s not the point.
The point is the now.
The now is, in a way, life.”
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