People who don’t consider themselves to be creative will sing and draw and make up stories if they are interacting with a baby or a toddler they care about. When I point this out, they tell me it’s because babies are not judgmental. But is that really it? Or is it because it’s a language that works?
Sometimes we don’t get anywhere near where we thought we’d go, selling far fewer articles or books than we ever envisioned, and we feel we’ve failed. When these things happen, do we have someone to carry us? Have we developed a smaller community who really cares about us as people, about our creativity and our essential selves? A community that is not going to judge us too harshly, or be too jealous of our successes, or lack compassion when we don’t ‘succeed’?
I have never missed a meditation in 40 years. I meditate once in the morning, and again in the afternoon, for about twenty minutes each time. Then I go about the business of my day. And I find the joy of doing increases. Intuition increases. Creativity increases. The pleasure of life grows. And negativity recedes.