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“Beware the barrenness of a busy life” -Socrates As a people, we are busy.

Busy is our mantra. Busy equals successful. Busy equals value. Sometimes all busy really equals is busy. It’s important to be engaged, and we need to do what it takes to survive and thrive, but sometimes what we are seeking has less to do with being busy and more to do with just being.

Most of us experience an over-scheduled, hyper-competitive world. We’re constantly bombarded by images and messages that mold our thoughts, minds, and ultimately the way we live our lives. This can make it difficult to cultivate our own thoughts and create from our inner selves. We get so wrapped up in the messages, ideas, and perspectives presented to us that we may become disconnected from our own source of original thought and creativity. It’s easy to fall into the habit of being a consumer of what already exists rather than becoming the source of our own creative ideas and beliefs. We need to unplug from the vast network of what already exists and tap into our inner source and creative well. It’s wonderful to engage in the outer world and absorb what others have already created, but that is only a part of the whole experience. Absorbing and learning from what exists and combining it with our own creative thought is a powerfully dynamic interaction.

Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher who spent countless hours in deep reflective thought. It was from this quiet space of universal creativity and deep thought that he brought forth some of the most fundamental philosophical contributions to society. He engaged in, observed, and absorbed the outer world in which he lived and then tapped into his own creative inner workings. If Socrates were always on the go, the world would never have received his unique creative gifts.

During a period of time in your life, you were going to graduate school, working, settling into your new role of being a mom or dad and a wife or a husband, taking care of a home or running around try to keep pace with your busy schedule. You feel engaged to the outer world but disconnected from your inner world. You are consuming many books and learning many concepts but was not producing any of your own ideas. You are looking at the world through everyone else’s eyes and learning amazing things, but you feel a great need to tinker with your own thoughts and create. you are like a stone skipping along the water—never having enough downtime to sink beneath the surface and connect to your inner source of creativity.

You decide you would never let another week pass without taking at least an hour of downtime to disengage from the busyness of your outer world and connect to your inner world.

We are all creative.

Tapping into our inner source requires that we unplug from our busy lives and spend time in our “creative space.” No one can see the world quite like you do. No one can express themselves quite like you do. You are unique and creative. Make time to pop into your creative space. Know that it is okay to take time out from your busy schedule. Maybe what you’re striving for will be found in the silence of your creative space. Know that we are all creative. Even if you haven’t created anything lately or perhaps have never explored this part of you. Know that there are things you can do to cultivate an atmosphere to help you connect to your creative flow. Some of them include: Create a soothing space away from distractions. Meditate for a few minutes. Doodle to get past mental blocks. Try stream of consciousness journaling. Take a walk before settling into your “space.” Try to connect things that seem disconnected. How do you connect to your creative flow? Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Meetup! helps YOU May the silent space of your creative flow serve as the foundation of your busy life. Join- Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Meetup!

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