Conscious Creativity: Mindfulness Meditations (AoL Mindfulness Book 7)
Conscious Creativity: Mindfulness Meditations, AoL Mindfulnesss #7, by Nataša Pantović, Developing both Left and Right Brain could be essential for Creative Thinkers of our Future. To purify mind we start with the consciousness that energy follows thoughts and we use Quantum Physics Logic within Consciousness Research of Taoism following Yin and Yang Universe Manifestations to enter Creative Flow. Year: 2018, Format: Paperback, Size: 128 pages, 6″ x 9″A Beautiful Mind An Interview with Nataša Pantović A3 Sunday Times Malta 09 Aug 2020
Can we learn Creativity?
Can we Learn Creativity?
Personal Development is a life-style. Constantly improving our mind, emotions, body, is a way to keep the link between our brain and our soul.
Personal Development starts with a million dollars question: Who am I? and it develops into 100s of creativity and transformations tools that we use during our day to reach our highest potential.
Me as an individual, me as a social being, me as a lover, as a mother, as a neighbour, as an inhabitant of Gaia… Who am I? The micro-cosmos and macro-cosmos of my existence all form part of this amazing web called: Life.
Giving respect to the constant growth that we as human beings can experience, opens an amazing door to: creative thinking, loving relationships, conscious parenting, mindful living, our spiritual well-being and it gives us a possibility to tap into the positive Force of Knowledge.
Balancing 4 Elements: intuition, thinking, emotions, sensation
The four elements within each one of us are: air, earth, fire, and water, four states of matter Life chooses to manifest on Earth. Jung describes them as four basic components of a personality: intuition, sensation, thinking and feeling.
Balancing our female and male side, our loving, meditative, artistic and intuitive Self with our intellectual, active and social Self is what brings us completeness and we hope happiness. Sages and gurus of our past talk about this balance. Taoists with their concept of Yin and Yang, Yogis with their belief in two opposite energy forces that flow through our body, calling them Ida and Pingala, and Jung that arranges the four components of personality into two pairs of opposites: sensations vs. intuition and thinking vs. feeling; Alchemists with their call to unite the opposites of: Venus and Mars, and Kabbalists with their ancient wisdom key called: Tree of Life and its magic dance of symbols and opposites.
Through the process of self-discovery, we learn mindfulness, and get in touch with our conscious behaviour and we start to understand the subconscious forces that form our personality and unconsciously change our attitudes. Understanding the side of us that is ruled by instincts, habits and someone else’s beliefs is the first step towards more complex and beautiful existences.
Our Soul is the true driver of the chariot called body and mind, and it is a source of an amazing inner knowing.
Magic of Human Brain
Albert Einstein ‘I must be willing to give up what I am, in order to become what I will be.’
Conscious Living practicing Arts & Sports
Back in time, that has changed only a 150 years ago, pre-electricity, our society was infected with inequality, injustice, and a thought that lived within 90% of us for many millennia’s – the thought of Equality. The total population of the world, post electricity, rose dramatically from 1/2 a billion to 8 billions. During this time of learning how to live together we went through both the 1st and the 2nd World War.
Thanks to our learnings and to the modern technology, we now have an opportunity to study / practice ancient spiritual growth / self development practices from around the world. This exposure to the mix of East and West, South and North, gives us some very inspiring insights.
A grand piano recital of one of the best world pianist Grigory Sokolov that was entitled “The Legend is Back” took us onto a 3 hours journey through Haydn’s sonatas and finished with 5 encores at midnight. While on this “single man on a piano” marathon, we as his audience stopped breathing with every pause he performed. He mastered his and the energy of entire Conference Centre crowd, taking us into the highest states of consciousness.
Both music and sports, fully intuitively connect with the mastery of breath and souls’ meditations. There is no exceptional artists, sportsmen or dancer without the mastery of deep breath, circular breath, rapid breath, or deep understanding of the magic of concentration.
Ancient Spirituality and Modern Practices around the World
Within the spiritual growth arena, in our drive for goodness, humanity used to exercise tremendous efforts to transform Yin into Yang, searching for Balance within Order, applying force to guard “chastity”, “honor”, or “inner laws”.
Within our understanding of the “wisdom” system, like in any learning, we pass through a spiral, slowly climbing up its various levels – physically, mentally and intuitively mastering the tools, comprehending its more subtle wisdom and beauty. Exercising Tai Chi, for example, takes us into a journey that as a gift combines breathing, movement, and the energy flow.
Watching a Master exercise the Art, we watch him / her exchange with Tao / divine
Being able to apply a “personal growth” system within all age groups – kids, youth, mature adults, both women and men, including the old, is a sign of wisdom within that system. While experiencing different Yin and Yang combinations of consciousness manifestations, we all seek the system that both grows within us and helps us grow.
Yoga and Tai Chi as products of Yin based minds
Yoga as a system of knowledge went into many details about how energies within our spines interact with the brain, involving drawings (mandalas), sounds (mantras), symbols (within each of 7 chakra). Yoga examines how the various physical, mental or emotional dirt within the body creates emotional blockages. Mastering concentration, meditation or breath, brings both: prolonging life or attaining what Yogis call enlightenment. Yoga has developed some interesting “solder-like” practices for the improvement of Willpower. It was designed for mainly men and learned from the childhood. It comes from a predominantly Yin environment where the state of chaos is a norm, so it required discipline, as a male application of force. It assumed abstinence, the death of a practitioner came at the age of 39 anyway, so the time-span of temptations and the strength / ability of practice related to the amount of years of practice were very different.
Both Yoga and Tai Chi, coming from the East, products of Yin based minds, are meant to be practiced alone. Children because of their Yang nature are less attracted to these exercise systems.
Western Sports as products of Yang based Minds
The western sports were designed for our youngsters paying lots of attention to the competitiveness of our approach and the social aspect of the games, both a sign of predominantly Yang based minds. Applying the western sports to various age groups, we came across the regular nature walks, mountaineering, etc.
A tennis player has to play 6 hours straight within a tournament. If he does not have an inner strength and wisdom to perfect his/her breath there would be no possibility of success. Following the same knowledge, a Serbian top tennis player, Djoković, moved his diet into a vegetarian, gluten free one and later in his life into a raw vegan one, so he could gain benefits from the consumption of “live” foods. He comes from a Yang based culture, in today’s world meat dominated diet, where the ancient Yin knowledge is intuitive and hidden within the practices of Monks, within long periods of Orthodox Christian fasts, or remembered as the natural vow of austerity practiced amongst the poor.