Meditation gives you the energy you need for creativity

If you’ve been running around trying to take care of many details at once, you already know how difficult it can be to get clear within yourself about what’s next. Finding even 10 minutes a day to sit and meditate can seem impossible on those days that seem to run you.

For many people, the idea of fitting one more thing into their already too busy day, is overwhelming. ‘I don’t have time to meditate’, and ‘it’s just one more thing I have to do’ are some of the excuses people have for not sitting still and just being  with themselves. There is such demand on us all to be constantly producing, doing, working, and creating.

It can get to the point where all of that activity is running you, instead of you running it. This is when it becomes more about what you are Doing, and less about who you are Being. Your value is in danger of being defined by how much you are getting done. Stillness is seen as doing nothing, as in wasting time. There’s that time thing again!

All of this busyness gets in the way of your creativity. Being over extended can actually make it more difficult for you to create. Creativity doesn’t come out of a non-stop work ethic mentality. It requires having enough space and time for yourself, so that you can have the energy you need to invent the new.

We are evolving from one way of being, to another. For generations now the attitude has been that one must work very hard for long hours, in order to prove oneself and be a real adult. We’ve even begun doing this to children – in the last couple of generations children have also become over scheduled, over booked, and very busy, with constant stimulus. Is it any wonder that so many kids have attention deficit disorders? They aren’t being given a positive example of what it means to have enough space and time, to just be.

A great reason to make your own energy a priority is that by doing so, you teach everyone else around you that to you, it is. Once you do this, others will have to line up to your new boundaries, like it or not. Many will respect you for it, others will be in resistance. That isn’t your problem, it’s theirs.

You cannot expect to keep pulling rabbits out of your hat if you forget that you have magic to begin with. Meditation is a powerful tool to help you remember your own magic, that which resides deep within you, in your spirit.

©Kris Cahill

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