Wednesday, August 13, 2014

LIVE MORE CREATIVELY

Creativity is a key human capacity. Yet many of us don’t sufficiently utilize it … or even recognize that it’s one of our great human gifts. I’m firmly convinced that without utilizing our creative capacity, we don’t, and can’t, live at our best – even if we have all the money, success, love and friendship we might long for - for it’s through creativity that we experience a special quality of being alive.

I’m not suggesting that everyone create art or invent some great new product for the world; obviously this is not possible. However, I am suggesting that we can more often connect with ourselves and surroundings in an intentionally creative way that allows new life-enhancements to emerge through us on a daily basis; life-enhancements which may be fleeting as well as permanent and manifest wherever we are: at home, at work and at play.

For instance, a new -- wardrobe space … windowsill garden … recipe … product design … furniture arrangement … sales approach … efficiency or economy procedure – are some of countless tangible life-enhancement possibilities we may intentionally create at home or at work. Along with those tangible life-enhancements we may also intentionally create many fleeting life-enhancing experiences, like laughter and other good feelings.

Also, with a deliberate shift in our mode of perception, we may intentionally create instant experiences of beauty, charm, meaning and uniqueness by extracting these essences from all that exists around us. For example, with a creative shift in perception we can find: sacred presence in an old building; imaginative creatures in shifting clouds; a charm of unique personality in each person’s manner; perfection in an egg; infinity in an inch of space; and so on.

Once we fully awaken to the limitless transformative power of applied creative intention, we may find ourselves producing many unexpected new life-enhancements effects, maybe even creating some form of art.

One final point to stress -- the creation of all life-enhancements requires three steps – first, connect with the energy of pure goodness within you; second, choose some form by which to give it living existence; third, pour your good energy freely into manifesting your creative intention, sparing no effort.

So there you have it. So now please create more forms of goodness to enhance every day of your life; it’s the best way to spend your energy.

Goodness and joy to all, 

Joseph


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Saturday, July 19, 2014

THE ONE TRUE PATH FORWARD
The brain’s Prefrontal Lobe (PFL), which sits behind the forehead, is the most recently evolved area of the brain. Many creative, executive, and other higher mental functions are coordinated or take place there. It provides the basis for a HIGHER FUNCTIONING MIND AND SELF.
Developing this higher level self is the next step in human evolution and exactly what’s needed for improving life. It’s the key to awakening and evolving authentic spirituality and the means for achieving TRUE LIFE SUCCESS … the true aim of all great spiritual teachers and practices.
We have this inherent possibility, but it requires belief in it … and intention … and daily effort to actualize it.  Absent these, we default to a lesser and usual level of self -- regardless of intelligence and talent.
At its default level, the mind largely operates re-actively and is subconsciously driven by ego, inappropriate or irrational emotions, physical urges, biases and mindless habits – which often lead to less favorable results ... and at times, lead to harm to self and others.
Such failures are essentially caused by not recognizing the limits of one’s default mental functioning and thus make no effort to practice more mindful living. Until this is done, personal and human progress remain stalled; greater possibilities go unfulfilled no matter how great are our desires, good intentions and efforts may be -- we may dream, plan, scheme and struggle in vain … and still be less fulfilled in the end.
This is a key fact of human life!
Thus we owe it to ourselves to develop a higher-conscious level of mind – i.e., practice mindfulness, self-awareness, conscientiousness, introspection and meditation. Developing a higher functioning self is the only true path forward.
Goodness and joy to all, Joseph.

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