Recently I have been drawn to add more quiet into my daily life. I saw Susan Cane discussing her book, * Power of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. You said it!
"Can't Stop Talking!" HELP~
24/7 News, Talk Radio, Endless Music, Video, scheduled, on demand, live stream, "That's Entertainment~"
I run away...to my art room, my creative joyful "space and timeless."
Right NOW I am enjoying a quiet "time" in solitude. Cats are dormant, that's a good thing. I feel refreshed, at peace.
** OK, there is music floating along! I love Music, All Kinds. Music is quieting for me, especially on "repeat track." Repeating one track over and over is very calming and centering for me. Creativity is fueled by the rhythm and tones floating along in predictable order. Sometimes I sing.
I can hear my Dad loud and clear, "You have a one track mind!"
Today I am typing in silence. No singing yet. Then I start up humming a bit, aware of the music, yet tapping into the joy of writing.
Now I cut, paste, and splice the writing and pictures into the zone of creative imagination:
Randomly writing now, effortlessly:
Creativity is a blend of introvert and extrovert.
Shyness? Think Creative Solitude
Self reflection even daydreaming and lucid dreams may spark creative moments and projects. Think Einstein
*** Declaration: The Art of Slowing Down, In Praise of Slowness, book by Carl Honore. What's the rush? Who am I competing with? Usually Myself and Why?
**** Rudi Tanzi, a Neuroscientist, asks, "What are your expectations of yourself? What are the expectations of others and how do these pressures to achieve [at a fast pace] effect you?" Goal: Balance? How? Exercise Slow Down [possibly Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga] Relax, Meditate, Enjoy.
*** Tips and Guidelines on Living Your Passion from the Author of the Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield. "Over time, your life becomes more or less a constant meditation." Walking in a mindful state can awaken a "Vision Quest."
"There is more to life than increasing its speed," Mahatma Gandi
Zen Circle, not really "round~"
Step into a Quiet Moment~Planned or Spontaneous
Key Words: music, creativity, silence, writing
The Deafening Silence
The Immediate Rabbit
Wander and Ponder
* The Dr. OZ Show, March 4, 2016, Blueprint for Balance, interview with Susan Cane, author, TED Talks Introversion.
** Music Today it's Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits (an unlikely choice, but hey it's working), Pancho and Lefty, Willie with Merle Haggard.
*** Dr. Joseph Mercola, D.O. online newsletter Mar 3, 2016, Carl Honore's thoughts about slowing the pace.
Dec 20, 2015, Mercola online newsletter, James Redfield's comments about meditation.
**** Rudi Tanzi, Ph.D, neuroscientist, PBS Special 2016, and book Super Genes, co-written with Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor
Blue Moonset, photo by Rob
Zen Circle, ink brush by Dahlis