Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Cut Out Empty Calories in Your Brain
What would it be like if you opened your laptop and just started writing, started expressing yourself?
What if your daily ritual was to open a word doc and ask the universe a question? Think about it. What is the one question you would LOVE to have an answer to?
Most of us spend a great portion of our day spinning through empty calories. We open up emails trying to sell us stuff, we read random articles to keep connected to the world, or click a link "to know more" about something. One of the best kept secrets to knowing more about anything is by entering into dialogue with yourself, your more knowledgeable self, your quieter self - through any creative portal.
Imagine for a second that everything you ever wanted or wanted to know was just waiting for you to shift your attention from the analytical, rational, data driven left side of your brain to that expansive, connective, creative, all knowing right side. And all it took was a little creative exercise.
Try it. Draw a picture of your biggest desire, then let yourself bask fully in the imagination of it (like it's a huge sun lamp and you've been living in Seattle).
Write a question on a chalkboard in your mind. Then watch to see who comes into your world today to answer it.
Take time to ingest the kind of creative calories that will feed you long after that bowl of distractions has passed through you. You'll be pleasantly surprised by what happens!