Namaste everyone,
I hope this finds you well.
This month, I would like to talk about creativity which is very closely connected to the events of the last few months. But first, I would like to share a quote with you. I think most of you have heard it in class, but great quotes should be looked at and repeated every day, like a mantra ( repetition of sacred words of wisdom.)
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives; nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin
We have indeed adapted ourselves to a new way of living, albeit by force!
SOME THOUGHTS ON CREATIVITY
We were made to create, not just to consume, and whether baking a cake, telling a story, arranging flowers or seeing shapes in the clouds, everybody has the creative impulse within them, but we need silence to hear it, calmness and clarity to express it.
We are all creative beings, but creativity is something many of us have forgotten how to express. In previous generations, before ready-made food, clothes and furniture were available in shops, people made their own. We were made to create, to use our imagination. We were born with it. If we perform even the smallest task with imagination, our lives feel richer and more varied.
How many time have we all heard that inner voice telling us to buy some dancing shoes and go dancing, to take up pottery, to start a journal, buy some water colours or plant a window-box, learn a foreign language. Don’t miss it. Encourage these impulses The point here isn’t necessarily to be the best that you can be and win a prize, it is to have fun. Start small, and don’t expect perfection. Who knows where it may lead.
Voices and messages are everywhere if we are open to them. Meditation and yogic life practice completely reinforce our creative abilities. After meditation, the ‘think time‘ for a new idea becomes less and less. Clarity prevails and a certainty of which direction to take will come to you. You will learn to trust your instinct.
Whatever your passion, go for it. Give it your love and utter dedication and disciplined focus. Believe in your abilities. Inspiration is not an external force, but a flame that burns within. It makes us feel excited, motivated and limitless.
Ideas are seeds from which our creations evolve and grow. And if we commit ourselves to planting and nurturing them, they will eventually bear fruit. We should be prepared to let some wither and fade too, in the knowledge that others more robust will flower and bloom.
The first impulse is normally quite modest, but bit by bit, new elements will come in. Some ideas will be revised and improved an others, however precious, deleted, until something of true substance arises. It’s a bit like navigating a fantastic maze: there will be dead ends, and sometimes we may even have to go back to the beginning and start again. The secret is to enjoy the journey as much as attaining the goal.
Normal schedule for the month of July – please click here aquariusyoga.co.uk/classes/ There will be a full moon meditation class on Friday 03 July at 8:00 pm – This is the last Capricorn eclipse for several years and it’s a big one. Please click the link for details aquariusyoga.co.uk/full-moon-meditation/
In Gratitude
Sima:)