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Life changing thoughts

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.” – Alan Watts. “No one is more dangerously insane than one who is sane all the time: he is like a steel bridge without flexibility, and the order of his life is rigid and brittle.” – Alan Watts. “We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree.” – Alan Watts. “…tomorrow and plans for tomorrow can have no significance at all unless you are in full contact with the reality of the present, since it is in the present and only in the present that you live.” – Alan Watts

How To Unlock Your Creativity- An Essential Tool

Until recently, I used to largely view creativity as a talent that some individuals are born with.  Either you have it, or you don’t- as simple as that.  As a self taught artist, I fully understand that an innate ability for creativity is not enough on its own. In order to improve your creative endeavors, it takes a HUGE amount of commitment, practice and time.  But what if there were other ways to improve your ability to be creative?  What if the answer was hidden away inside yourself, just outside of your conscious grasp?   In the summer of 2013, I felt like I was falling down a dark hole.  I was working in a job that gave me no satisfaction, and I hadn’t picked up a paintbrush in longer than I dared to remember.  My life was zapped of the creative outlet that I so desperately craved.  It was only when I finally realised what I was missing and took decisive action to change this that I began to feel much better 🙂  I started painting almost …