We know the person by many names: A Hindu or Sikh religious teacher; spiritual leader; influential expert; maharishi; sage. Guru. The guru’s the expert we always go to, the one in our circle of contacts, that knows just about everything (certainly more than most) about a certain subject.
However, the guru faces his or her own challenges, perhaps just as challenging as for those looking up to them. JT shares his thoughts along with a short story.
Simply having constraints can improve your creativity, challenge you to do your best. In the case of an automatic camera, removing the automation serves to sharpen your focus on getting the picture right.
What constraints do you set before yourself? Which constraints in your life, perhaps placed there with intent, make your life more colorful, more rewarding as a result?
Moments, free of distraction, allow our minds to wander freely. The tortoise part of our brain crawls out of its shell. Unfortunately, even when we think we are thinking freely and without constraints, we are not.
My most creative moments come when there is great peace around me. If writing is the focus, my favorite times are…