Stillness and Creativity:
You Need the One to Get to the Other
“Creativity flourishes in solitude.
With quiet, you can hear your thoughts, you can reach deep within yourself, you can focus.”
Stillness and creativity are partners in our creative process.
The one definitely leading to the other.
Problem is, there’s this crazy little thing called time…
and we tell ourselves that with all the stuff we HAVE to do, there simply isn’t time.
Hear me now—the “not enough time part” is a lie!
Here’s what really takes precious time that you don’t have:
- stressing to meet deadlines only to realize later, it didn’t really matter
- delaying making choices because of indecision, not knowing
- running in circles
- wondering about your self-worth
- feeling creatively blocked
Making/taking time for stillness, even 10 minutes a day, tends to:
- clear the thinking mind
- set our priorities in order
- open doors of creativity and peace
In stillness, we find ourselves beginning to listen.
And as Eckart Tolle so eloquently put it, stillness speaks.
It speaks of truth. It speaks of things the chaotic mind has no awareness of. Out of that stillness comes your clarity, your knowing, and your inspiration.
Clarity which beams the light of wisdom onto what our life is about.
The knowing of which road to take, what truly needs us and what truly will never matter.
And ahh…that breath of inspiration! For those of us so desirous of plunging into deep waters of creation, it becomes a surety that this is our calling. The words to write, the thing to paint, the song to sing.
Stillness and your creativity are fellow sojourners. Introduce them to each other once again and take delight in what appears!