Monday, 15 March 2010

Making space

The theme of space seems to recur continually when talking to people about creativity. Lack of space, lack of space, lack of space... eddies around everything. Years of the habit of putting earning money and attending to the needs of others seem to have resulted in a situation where many of us inhabit social, behavioural and spatial conditions which are designed to continually and effortlessly produce a sense that exploring creativity is 'selfish', or at least self-indulgent.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, mentioned previously in relation to the non-religious use of meditation for the reduction of stress, however, says that people soon stop complaining about not having 45 minutes a day for the practice of meditation when they see the effect it has on their lives. 

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