The writer’s job, says Pico Iyer, is to watch his moods and thoughts, as captivating yet passing as the seasons, and decide which are worth sharing.
Artist and film director Ivan Cash shares five ways the practice of meditation has benefitted his life, creativity, and career.
Contemplative photography is about more than taking pictures, says Andy Karr. It’s about fully connecting with the visual richness of our lives.
Place your mind on the needle dipping in and out of the fabric, says Cyndi Lee. If you space out, the stitches will go crooked, and that will wake you up.
If you use your difficulties to create art, says Ruth Ozeki, it will give them meaning.
“What is happiness?” asked psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. He found it in a state of mind beyond results and rewards and called it “the flow.”
“When the spirit moves into writing, shaping its direction, that is a moment of pure mystery.”
Teaching mindfulness to kids is an “extraordinary way to help them generate esteem, cultivate calm, and deal with difficulty.”
We review “An Artful Path to Mindfulness: MBSR-Based Activities for Using Creativity to Reduce Stress and Embrace the Present Moment” by Janet Slom.
In his new book “Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck” Buddhist teacher David Nichtern offers his advice to creatives on how to make a living doing what you love.