Thursday, December 8, 2011

Meditation on Creativity

Finding the flow—
Getting into the groove, the zone—
that spring of creativity;
you just have to tap into it.

Creative sources hide in the body—
between sleeping and waking,
self-hypnosis, meditation,
the eye of the emotional storm.
How do you get there?

It is not a forced path, but a focused one.

From the chair where you sit or the road where you walk:
Be aware of the edges of your body—
The distance between the tip of your finger
and the paper; your shoulder
and the shoulder of another person in the room—
The distance between your cheek
and the light source: the lamp or sun: within or without.

Feel your edges—
Listen to your breaths—
Inhabit your body.

A pleasant sensation, vibration, a calming warming and cooling, a moving—
What surfaces? Light it up—
claim it and carry it—
Dive down, dive down deeply,
and let the
voices / images / notes / colors / words
roll through you and out
past the edges
and beyond.


3 comments:

Dave said...

So true! Thank you!!!

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Beautiful words on this theme! Picture is inspiring!

Alisa said...

Dave and Patricia, thank you both!