Tea and a chat

“Once you quiet your mind, your in­ner voice sur­prises you.”

Mollie Makes - - Contents -

Artist Dar­i­ana Mor­eira on learning how to feed your cre­ativ­ity

We all ex­pe­ri­ence a gazil­lion thoughts in our brains at any given time. We cling to the un­healthy ones by de­fault (“You’re too old for that project”), while other thoughts full of cre­ative po­ten­tial (“Start a con­ver­sa­tion with that in­spir­ing per­son ...”) mostly van­ish be­fore we take any ac­tion on them. A mind­ful prac­tice helps me sort through and choose the thoughts that have el­e­vat­ing po­ten­tial. They’re whis­pers from my in­tu­ition that carry the prom­ise of bring­ing mean­ing through cre­ative in­spired ac­tion – that’s the process from which my wall hang­ing project came. Each hang­ing rep­re­sents a re­minder of a qual­ity of life I want to em­body more: growth, love, kind­ness, co-cre­ation and so forth. They’re a tool to stay more present, and in turn I was able to cre­ate them only by stay­ing present – a full cir­cle ex­pe­ri­ence! Mind­ful­ness is cre­ativ­ity’s best friend. Si­lence has a bad rep­u­ta­tion of be­ing bor­ing, but once you truly quiet your mind, your in­ner voice sur­prises you with real fun ad­ven­ture pro­pos­als. Go­ing through that cre­ative process is what brings us true joy and ex­pan­sion. That’s the pur­pose of cre­ativ­ity, don’t ex­pect her or pres­sure her (I think cre­ativ­ity is a fe­male force) to pro­vide you with money and suc­cess. In­stead, think of ways you can be a provider for her!

Visit www.dar­iluna.com to check out Dar­i­ana’s wall hang­ings, il­lus­tra­tion and find out about her coach­ing. On In­sta­gram she’s @dar­ilu­na_.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.