Before the Creative Process
Making a "To Do" List? A Few Things to Consider
Sometimes I make “to do” lists. It helps to narrow my focus and look for what is more expedient. The following to do list is a bit different but has the same intention of focusing on what is important.
1. Be Still and Know
…it is silence that will lead you into profound stillness, and it is stillness that attunes you to the still, small voice of intuitive guidance. ~ Michael Beckwith
There is a guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening we shall hear the right word. ~ Emerson
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness. ~ Eckhart Tolle
2. Take Your Foot Off the Brake
The only decision you have to make is the decision to begin. The decisions “what to do” and “which way to go” should not be made; they should be discovered. ~ Eric Butterworth
…take the brakes off, throw away the rearview mirror that only sees the past, and live the life you were destined for. ~ Michael Beckwith
3. Give Thanks
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~ Thornton Wilder
4. Go Within
Trust is within ourselves; it takes no rise from outward things, whate’er you may believe.
there is an inmost centre in us all,
Where truth abides in fulness; and around,
Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in,
This perfect, clear perception—which is truth.
A baffling and perverting carnal mesh
Binds it, and makes all error;
and , to KNOW,
Rather consists in opening out a way
Whence the imprisoned splendor may escape,
Than in effecting entry for a light
Supposed to be without. ~ Robert Browning
5. Live With JOY
Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within. ~ Eckhart Tolle
6. Stay Present
Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives. ~ Wayne Dyer
7. Let Love Guide You
To love is to recognize yourself in another. ~ Eckhart Tolle
8. Exercise Trust
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. ~ Steve Jobs
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. ~ Richard Bach
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