My beloved spiritual teacher, David R. Hawkins, MD, passed away a few days ago.
The world is much better because he was here.
I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to meet him on July 12, 2006. Here is a recording. More →
How to get there
Have you ever noticed that when you’re being creative you express yourself more? Or is it that your self-expression increases your creativity?
Which comes first? Maybe they enhance each other. When you express yourself you’re more creative. This works whether you’re talking to another person, a voice recorder, a video camera, or to your image in the mirror.
And it works the other way too. When you’re being creative you naturally express yourself more.
This whole formula works with writing too. If you’re stuck with writing something creatively, you can blast through by simply writing anything. Write nonsense. Before long you’ll be writing some worthwhile creative ideas. The idea is to just write.
Ah … the joy of creativity. We love to create new things. And on the receiving end we love to try out new things.
In my own profession, software development, programmers love to create new software instead of fixing the old stuff. At least that’s the way that I was.
And sometimes the old stuff was so hard to figure out that it was much easier to create something new.
And there’s the old phenomenon called the new broom sweeps clean.
When we want to increase productivity it helps to have daily targets.
Should we stop producing when we reach our daily target?
There are targets for things we love doing. And there are targets for things we don’t love doing and that are not urgent. Should we handle them the same?
This video gives you some insights that could help your productivity and creativity.
We can improve every facet of our lives through genuine self-expression.
But what if everyone wants to dominate the conversation? What if people keep interrupting us?
How do interruptions relate to stuttering?
What can we do about it?
How does self-expression relate to enlightenment?
You’ll want to watch this short video.
Simplicity is good. Right?
Well it is intrinsically good. Unfortunately the essence of our world is covered by impressions. These impressions are false creations of our egos. We see veils of illusion instead of Divine Essence.
We love to watch Indiana Jones overcome impossible odds and battle away to recover The Lost Arc. We buy lots of popcorn and the theater owners are happy.
WordPress is a great outlet for your creative self-expression. You can use it to display your YouTube videos, your voice recordings, and your written wisdom. But how do you do all that?
This hands-on course takes you to a new level in your WordPress competence. You will be able to create and manage the content and looks of WordPress blogs.
Most of the videos are inside your practice WordPress blog.
Yes, there will be lots of homework assignments. The repeating cycle will be learn something and then do it in your practice WordPress blog.
There is more to creativity than sitting and trying to figure things out. In fact, creativity is quite often the opposite. Let go and let your stream of consciousness flow. Let the words flow through you. That might have many names including:
The unthinkable happened this morning. I couldn’t get on my computer.
After a check of emails this morning, I dutifully shut down my computer so I could take it on my morning routine. I would have a breakfast in a local restaurant and then head to Panera Bread – my unofficial office.
As I was shutting down the computer, Windows gave me one of those dreaded messages. It was installing updates. The warning was to not turn off the computer. Sometimes these updates took at least half an eternity.
And I was planning to head out the door with my trusty laptop.
Well I finally did it. I had quintuple heart bypass surgery on November 16, 2011.
The doctor’s first told me that I needed this surgery in August of 2008. Who me? The meditator, the consciousness explorer … the guy who had done multiple fasts, ate sprouts, and used to drink wheatgrass juice? The guy who used to do ten aerobics classes a week?