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Build confidence and your creative expression through meditation

The close correlation between creative expression and meditation allows the meditator to capitalize on the flow of creative energy and builds confidence in one’s creative abilities. Benefits of daily meditation practice extend to include promoting a more positive outlook and a welcome to plenteous possibilities.

 

Every human being is blessed with innate creative energy.  A previous blog post Tap into your creative talents joins this conversation on the potent force of creative energy that most often lay untapped and unexplored. Creative energy is our birth right. However, often times we find that the constraints of everyday living, especially in modern times, is the major contributor to us ignoring our creative expressions. This is despite the avalanche of inspiration that befall us daily.

 

Creative expression is a mental skill. And like all other skills it can be improved upon on with regular and committed practice. A novel practice that strengthens one’s creative abilities is daily meditation sessions.  Meditation promotes focus and concentration in mental activities.

 

In order to explore our creative expressions we are required to access our inner selves where authenticity resides. Meditation allows us to quieten the mind so that we are able to listen to the inner whispers or intuition more clearly. In Cultivate the creative energy force the rewards of living your authenticity through creative energy is looked at.

 

The benefits and impact of meditation on creativity is gained through commitment and consistent daily practice. The commonly found rewards that build and boost creative expression are:

 

  • Meditation promotes positive thinking and one opens up to the endless possibilities that exist. The paralyzing thoughts generated by fear and negativity are obliterated through meditation. Personally I’ve found that mindfulness meditation is particularly beneficial here.
  • Confidence and courage is boosted through meditative practice. Linked to a positive frame of mind, self-limiting doubts are replaced with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Inner guidance is made clearer when through meditation the busy distracting thoughts recede into the background and the silence magnifies the voice from deep within.
  • Through quieting the mind and making use of visualization techniques, direction or the way forward is often provided or acknowledged. Seeing the goal achieved may provide valuable insights. Solutions to problems are often found after a period of silence and reflection.
  • As important as stimulation and inspiration is for augmenting creativity, so is calmness of mind.  Clarity of situation or thought is amplified and new novel ideas are generated.

 

Meditative practice encourages one to live in the present moment; and in the safe protection of the immediate present moment. It is through this safety net that the self allows possibilities to be explored without any judgement imposed, enabling and enhancing creative expression.

 

Harness the healing power of Meditation

There is a simple and effective strategy to combat the damaging effects of modern living, and that is simply to practice the art of meditation. Meditation is simply a state of awareness, a quietness that facilitates peace, joy and acceptance. To live in consciousness, one must first practice the art of meditation. The immense benefits of this healing practice affect both the mind and physical body.

While it may be fashionable in this day and age to practice meditation, this powerful inner state of awareness can be traced back thousands of years to the time of prehistoric man. Archaeological assertions state that a meditative or altered state of consciousness was achieved through early man’s rapt attention on the flames of fire which brought about a trance-like state.

Meditation is a skill that requires nothing more than oneself and a quiet space. No sign-up fee or equipment is required. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? And yet, often one encounters obstacles that hinder the process of healing the body and mind. Most often these include:

  • The inability to quieten the mind from distracting thoughts,
  • The difficulty in making the time and commitment

Like all treasure troves, discovered through gargantuan efforts, the priceless value of meditation lies in its vast  powers of transformation in the physical and mental/emotional body. Regular routine practice of meditation is known to:

  • Bring about peace of mind,
  • Reduce stress, depression and anxiety,
  • Lower heart rate and blood pressure,
  • Improve creativity,
  • Unlock human potential,
  • Improved self-concept,
  • Increase in energy levels.

The list of the potent power of healing that is inherent in our beings, brought about through meditation, is by no means conclusive. On-going research continues to be conducted and experts will further the cause of meditation as the means to achieving that universal and eternal quest for inner peace, good health and happiness. Harness the power of inherent healing; invest the time and energy in your body’s power to bring about physical and mental well-being through connecting to consciousness.