Put down the device, step away from the news and let yourself dream. Innovation comes from beyond what has already been seen and done. It comes from allowing yourself to open to something inside of you.
In 2010, I did my first fire walk. To say it was transformative is an understatement. The next morning, I wrote my first poem and stepped forward as a writer.
The fire supported me in letting go of the rampant fears running my show. The act of walking on hot coals brought me past the limits of my mind.
My rampant voices had blocked me from hearing the voice of my heart, the seat of my inspiration. And by moving beyond the limits of my mind, it didn’t seem odd to decide at 26 that I was going to be a writer, even with my background being math and science.
Coincidently, or not, I was asked to be part of a writer’s group, and with my yes began my relationship with creativity. A relationship I have learned, that operates just like all other relationships, thriving with attention and care.
The more I paid attention to and honored my creativity, the more easily it came. The more I allowed space for my heart to speak up and shared my voice, the more interesting my creative world became.
The mind is used to running the show and needs lots of encouragement to take a break and open to innovation.
Breathwork meditation is a tool to support the slowing of the mind, allowing space for creativity to enter. Breathwork meditation is designed for the ever-busy minds of today. Using the breath to drop us out of the mind and into the heart, breathwork brings forward the ideas and possibility that take one past the ordinary.
“A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I, with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.” ― Steven Pressfield
It’s great to choose moments to become informed and inspired by what is out there. And it is special to choose even more moments to let yourself dream. The world is craving your innovation and creativity, so take time and let yourself create.
“We can not solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” –Albert Einstein