Over the centuries, we humans have grappled with the idea of creativity. Where does it come from? Why are some people more creative than others?
Some people might think that creativity is original. However, it’s about making the right connections. A great proponent of this theory is Steve Jobs.
He says: “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something.”
Whether you call it a spiritual awakening or inspiration, our subconscious mind is responsible for giving us our creative insights. What we call a stroke of genius is actually the subconscious mind at work.
Here are some ways you can sharpen your subconscious mind to become more creative:
Practice Mindful Meditation
Meditation, an ancient Buddhist practice that has stood the test of time, can be an effective technique for enhancing creativity. Practicing meditation can help you increase your focus and get rid of distractions. What’s more, it helps you utilize your inner sources in a much better fashion.
Engage in Some Art Form
Sometimes, in your quest to get ahead in life, you might neglect creative endeavors. Since these activities might not help in professional success, you tend to ignore them.
However, for creativity to happen, taking part in creative projects is very important. Whether you loved writing as a child or are fond of painting, make sure you partake in activities that make you think out of the box.
Go Out In Nature
Going out in nature is also quite important for stirring the subconscious mind. It helps you appreciate the beauty and vastness of the universe.
Immersing yourself in nature opens your minds to new possibilities. It helps you become more creative and think in unique ways. From taking that trip to Nepal (the hiking capital of the world) to just experiencing the sunrise from your balcony, make sure you do not neglect nature.
Engaging in humor is one of the most amazing human qualities. It keeps you in the positive state of mind – the state of mind that produces creative ideas.
Humor or lightheartedness allows you to experience small moments that might easily have gone unnoticed. It helps you appreciate the absurd and unusual. This might spark creativity.
Rekha Shrivastava, a certified hypnotist and rehabilitation counselor at Blossom Hypnosis, understands the subconscious mind to the core. With her effective suggestions, she can facilitate her clients to help them embrace creativity by opening up their minds.