Tea and a chat
“Once you quiet your mind, your inner voice surprises you.”
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_.