This summer I'm leading an online workshop series called Live Your Creative Life: A Yoga Workshop to Help Your Creativity Blossom and Grow. Our class meets once a month in June, July, and August to explore yoga practices and fun exercises geared toward re-igniting and nurturing the flame of creativity that lives inside us all.
Between monthly classes, we'll use this blog to stay connected and motivated. On a weekly basis, I'll share ideas, quotes, tips, and anything else that I come across or experience that might help keep that flame lit, especially as the journey proceeds and inevitable obstacles emerge.
Of course, anyone who happens to stop by here is welcome to make use of what is shared too!
This week, I offer an excerpt called Crafting Your Life, from No Time Like the Present by Jack Kornfield:
"You may think, I'm not an artist or even a creative person. But you are, and the canvas is your life.
Your life is a creation, whether wild or small, whether limited to a chair in the corner of a room or to a hostpial bed, whether traveling to Timbuku, having a fabulous family, or six generations of family dysfunction....
Every life is a visionary journey, a creative palette. Wherever you are, step back and reflect. What is the most beautiful vision you have for your life's canvas, starting just where you are?"
As you consider these words, which might present a different view of creativity from how you've thought about it in the past, reflect on these questions Kornfield offers:
- What is the vision of your life?
- What limits your imagination?
- What is your style?
- What kind of "art" do you want to make?