creativity

A Quote by Julia Cameron on surrender, creativity, process, and art

The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.

Julia Cameron

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A Quote by Joseph Chilton Pearce on creativity, life, freedom, fear, and artist

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce

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A Quote by David Abram on bodies, earth, language, environment, rhythms, stillness, creativity, sensuality, and senses

Humans, like other animals, are shaped by the places they inhabit, both individually and collectively. Our bodily rhythms, our moods, cycles of creativity and stillness, even our thoughts are readily engaged and influenced by seasonal patterns in the land. Yet our organic attunement to the local earth is thwarted by our ever-increasing intercourse with our own signs. Transfixed by our technologies, we short-circuit the sensorial reciprocity between our breathing bodies and the bodily terrain. Human awareness folds in upon itself, and the senses – once the crucial site of our engagement with the wild and animate earth – become mere adjuncts of an isolate and abstract mind bent on overcoming an organic reality that now seems disturbingly aloof and arbitrary.

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 267

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A Quote by David Spangler on god, generativity, mystery, grace, caring, creativity, and love

Godfulness is simply recognizing the primacy of a presence of love, spaciousness, grace, generativity, caring, and creativity in the world and in myself.  How can a mere financial crisis compare to that?  The Generative Mystery cannot go bankrupt.  It is not subject to scarcity. We never run out of God.

David Spangler

Source: David's Desk #18, Surviving in Hard Times

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A Quote by David Spangler on world, time, heart, history, individuality, creativity, and love

At the heart of world time is the momentum of history. At the heart of personal time is the mystery and wonder of individuality. At the heart of deep, new time is the creative spirit. But at the heart of our time is love.

David Spangler

Source: David's Desk #25, Living the Times

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A Quote by David Spangler on crisis, compassion, courage, creativity, evil, crimes, consciousness, and calling

No one wishes for crisis, but when crises come, they can call forth our best impulses, those of compassion, courage, creativity, and community.  And if there are crimes and evils hidden in the dark places of our society and the darker places of our consciousnesses, all the better they come to the surface to be seen, understood, confronted, and healed.  If our generation is called to bear a burden of that healing, it is a powerful calling and honor and one within our capability.

David Spangler

Source: David's Desk #21, Soul Size

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on beauty, creativity, imagination, ideas, and greatness

The recalling of beautiful things, whether they are your own experiences or the acheivements of others, is a creative act. Simple ideas can be restated by rote; but profound ideas must be recreated by will and imagination.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 182

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on awareness, drama, creativity, ceremony, energy, and borders

Great drama, like the energy implicit in every atom, is eternally around and within us, but liberated only by coincidence, ceremony, creativity, periods reaching completion, pressures reaching the bursting point, and the simple but painful cultivation of awareness.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on wildness, wild, life, love, humanity, animals, creativity, poetry, art, and instinct

Wildness we might consider as the root of the authentic spontaneities of any being. It is that wellspring of creativity whence comes the instinctive activities that enable all living beings to obtain their food, to find shelter, to bring forth their young: to sing and dance and fly through the air and swim through the depths of the sea. This is the same inner tendency that evokes the insight of the poet, the skill of the artist and the power of the shaman.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by Wayne Dyer on imagination, creativity, goals, and success

...thinking from the end causes me to behave as if all that I'd like to create is already here. My credo is: Imagine myself to be and I shall be, and it's an image that I keep with me at all times.

Wayne Dyer

Source: The Power of Intention

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