If you feel like a victim but you’re still alive, you’re a hero with a lot of baggage. Use it well.
Brain fact: a brain cannot make a distinction between past or present, concerning emotions. So past emotions will release bad peptides through your hypothalamus in the present, having a negative impact on your cells.
– Gong San Ho
The mighty Engine Of Inspiration* is always there, but you have to turn the ignition key to turn it in to creativity.
*inspiration is about opportunities and the world is full of them. Creativity is about the ability to create your own life, based on these opportunities. Anything is possible!
I am fortunate to be born pretty creative, but when I ride my bike, it really starts to flow. I get in a state of flow, which I don’t have just thinking. It’s my way of meditation and seeing things very clear. I have to stop now and then to write things down! Or my head will explode.
So it’s not only sport that can get you in this state of mind, but it’s a nice one and you have to be open to it, otherwise there’s not the flow of thoughts.
I know from my girlfriend that walking the dogs gets you in a flow or others just walk without the dogs or even sit in a hot bath to get the inspiration engine working. Doesn’t matter how it starts, as long as it does. It is liberating.
What’s your key?
Crisis as Albert Einstein sees it.
“Let’s not pretend that things will change if we keep doing the same things. A crisis can be a real blessing to any person, to any nation. For all crises bring progress.
Creativity is born from anguish, just like the day is born form the dark night. It’s in crisis that inventiveness is born, as well as discoveries made and big strategies. He who overcomes crisis, overcomes himself, without getting overcome. He who blames his failure to a crisis neglects his own talent and is more interested in problems than in solutions. Incompetence is the true crisis. The greatest inconvenience of people and nations is the laziness with which they attempt to find the solutions to their problems.
There’s no challenge without a crisis. Without challenges, life becomes a routine, a slow agony.
There’s no merit without crisis. It’s in the crisis where we can show the very best in us. Without a crisis, any wind becomes a tender touch. To speak about a crisis is to promote it. Not to speak about it is to exalt conformism. Let us work hard instead. Let us stop, once and for all, the menacing crisis that represents the tragedy of not being willing to overcome it.”