Friday, October 16, 2009

The Joy Diet - Creativity

The Joy Diet
Martha Beck

Creativity:

Every Day, conceptualize and write down at least one new, concrete idea that will help you obtain something your heart desires.


I have to say this chapter was not as fun as the title suggests. Whenever I see the word Creativity, I usually enjoy it.

At first I thought it was because my sister was visiting and I did not spend enough time or concentration on the chapter. Then I read some of the other responses to the chapter and laughed out loud! It was not that I was not spending enough time or attention … it was that we all could have just read the main statement…written or sketched a creative idea or ideas and be done for the day! I almost think the order of the ingredients is out of order. I would have placed creativity after nothing… being creative and just letting things flow would have lead us to truth and in turn to our true desires. I think this chapter was more about analyzing than creativity.

So my do one thing different is to NOT do all of the exercises and analyzing that Martha is telling us to do in this chapter…

That in turn should help me realize my desire of staying healthy and having more time!!!

this painting was my response to a series of questions exploring "my birth purpose"

5 comments:

Beverley Baird said...

I love your response painting!
And I agree with you about this chapter - haven't even blogged yet.
Take care.

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

But isn't analyzing a way to create. One of the bloggers says to take what we need and leave the rest. Kind of like tweeking a recipe. Thanks for the great post.

Rebekah said...

I love the painting!

I agree that it deed seem to me more like analysis than creativity. Hooray for taking what worked for you and leaving the rest! :)

Karen D said...

Thanks for sharing your journey with creativity this week and your painting, that sounds interesting, painting in response to questions.

Lisa @sacred circle said...

I think you've got a wonderful attitude, and I LOVE your painting. Here's to looking at the adventure through your very own unique lens! :)

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