Mindfulness For Creativity
“The word mindfulness means ‘lucid awareness’ – a sense of knowing what you are doing as it is happening, moment by moment.” – Mark Williams
This book is an excellent resource for those creative souls who are interested in becoming more mindful, more creative or just know they need to unwind and learn how to relax. Mindfulness is a skill and it improves with practice. If you need convincing, there are many passages in this book that would convince you that it is an essential skill required to help you thrive in this insane world.
Our busy lives demand so much from us and it’s not uncommon to feel anxious, stressed out, frustrated, unable to concentrate properly and unable to see how it is possible to break the cycle, there is a way. There are simple techniques to do this, they are outlined in the book as a month-long course to follow or you can pick it up and meditate any time you feel ready.
I’ve been meditating for over a year now and I think it’s incredible. It has transformed how I think, how I react to situations and I’m very aware when I am beginning to get stressed, meditation helps me nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand. I know when I NEED to meditate now, whereas before, I would have just let stress pile up until others pointed it out to me.
“Only when we see the habits of the mind clearly, and recognise the many ways in which we might be drawn into their traps, can we disengage from them and free ourselves from their power.” – Mark Williams
The whole course (book and cd) helps you to build the courage you need to stop thinking and start making. It helps you work more productively, with better drive, focus and with the presence of thought. It really helps to foster a great clarity of thought.
“In the quiet spaces between can lie moments of piercing insight.” – Mark Williams
I think it is marvellous. I’m really not surprised that mindfulness has become the buzzword it has and so many great books have been written on the subject.
“Simple things broaden awareness, spark curiosity and open the doors to serendipity.” – Dr Danny Penman
More wonderful books I have read about the practice of mindfulness:
If you’re interested in colouring books and mindfulness, please check out this post.
Do you like to meditate or are you interested in trying? I would love to know! I also use an app (several apps) but Headspace is the best. I subscribed for the full year and all the packages but you get 10 free lessons that you can repeat if they still work well.
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