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Posts tagged ‘meditation and creativity’

Five ways to quiet your mind to create better art

In my last post, “Practice mindfulness 10 minutes a day to change your life and your art,” I wrote about the benefits of quieting the mind for a few minutes each day in order to become more creative, clear, and present in our daily life. Naturally, doing this can have a great impact on the art we create, whether we’re writers, painters, photographers, dancers, musicians, or any other artist.

But you don’t have to sit in uncomfortable positions (I never could master the lotus pose) or burn incense (I’m allergic to most scented smoke) in order to benefit from meditation.

Here are some other forms of meditation that you can experiment with:

1.  Walking meditation. Check out Meditation Oasis for how to do a walking meditation. Read more

How artists can benefit from meditation

Earlier this week, Carly wrote a blog post featuring a talk David Lynch gave about the effects of meditation on creativity.

Meditation is a wonderful tool that has added immeasurable benefits to my life, including:

  • Increased awareness of myself and my motivations;
  • An expanding of consciousness—I see things more clearly than I used to;
  • Increase in creativity; Read more