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Creativity thrives when we allow ourselves to become absorbed in what fascinates us. Children are really good at this. Children can lose themselves in whatever beguiles them. They have an uninhibited appetite for anything that catches their interest. Out of this appetite comes growth, learning and inventiveness. Adults have the same capacity for absorption, the same voracious appetite – until the voice of reason sobers them up. Adam Phillips, former principal child psychotherapist at Charring Cross Hospital in London and prolific writer of books, was recently interviewed by the Paris Review . In the interview, Phillips observes that children in healthy environments have an incredible ability to focus on what interests them because: Read more
According to a 2002 report by the Gallop Organization over 80 million American adults have had at least one spiritual/religious experience that profoundly influenced their lives. Spiritual experiences are episodes of radically expanded awareness. Also known as peak states, altered states, awakenings, mystical states – they are far more common than people think. They’re the result of mediation, breathwork, prayer but they also come spontaneously. One of the things they teach us is to embrace the unknown. And embracing the unknown is a key to unleashing your creativity. Read more
Throughout her school years, Catherine, an avid reader, wrote many books –all of them in her imagination. Read More.