I’ve been trying to find a way to help children (and adults!) access their creative center in order that they might find what will inspire their spirits and give them passion for living. I’ve been thinking of creative folks who have found their passion and who might inspire young people to search for their own.
But I’ve had it all wrong! Creative people as would-be role models might do little more than increase the apathy, rage, and depression already dominating in many youth who may have already despaired of ever finding anything to bring them lasting joy.
The secret is to allow the creative center to express itself in us. And centering is the means by which we request and cooperate with our creative self which seeks to express itself benevolently and uniquely in every human being.
The quiet time of centering can be called calming time or peace-seeking—a time to detach from thoughts and feelings and relax all consciousness while sitting in a comfortable position.
Choosing a special word that expresses one’s intention is important and should be carefully undertaken. Invoking that word when the mind begins to wander down the stream-of-conscious will help to keep one focused. The word can be silently repeated as often as necessary.
Regular daily quiet time is necessary to achieve desired results. Gradually amazing changes will be noticed in one’s personality. Exciting ideas will begin to come forth. Little by little transformation takes place and joyful creativity emerges. A journal would be a good companion so one can begin to chronicle results.