What is meditation and why do it for Innovation, Evolution & Creativity?
Being creative means we need to be able to separate ourselves from our emotions. Meditation is the most beneficial way to learn how to do that. There are lots of ways to meditate – we can each find one that suits us, and it can change over time.
Pick a meditation practice to explore with. Use this practice for the duration fo the course. Journal each time you meditate. You can choose to switch techniques once to see what works for you best – it is recommended you use one stationary practice and one moving practice.
- Meditate at least every other day for 10 mins – see what happens.
- Write about it in your journal each time. (Hint: Do not think about what you are going to write whilst meditating!).
Journal Guidelines: For a few minutes before and after, each time:
- At beginning of meditation: Write selected technique in journal – describe briefly (e.g. ‘sitting’ ‘singing’ ‘guided meditation’) – add your location (setting).
- At beginning of meditation ask yourself: “What am I feeling emotionally?” “How does my body-space feel? “What is my mind’s activity (focus) right now?”
- After each meditation ask yourself: “What am I feeling emotionally?” “How does my body-space feel? “What is my mind’s activity (focus) right now?”
- By the Course end to find at least one technique that works for you.
- To discover and deepen the distinction between experiencing and observing.
- To be able to lead a group in meditation.
- To discover how mindfulness => creativity.