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Episode 26. A short meditation exercise

Updated: Mar 2, 2022

Inspired by my previous solo episode, this week I'm moving away from the usual format focusing on a theme, to offer a practical approach to nurturing our creativity, with a short meditation exercise.

I'm not a meditation teacher nor an expert and, like most people, I struggle with meditation. I struggle to keep my mind still, to stay still, and I find overall meditation very challenging.

That said, I know that when I’ve done any form of meditation, even for a couple of minutes only, I already feel better, more grounded, calmer. And I do know that the more I meditate, the better I feel, the better I sleep, the better I function and the more creative energy I have.

So today we’re going to focus on our breath, counting our inbreath and outbreath, letting our nervous system rest and relax, inviting silence in. Needless to say, you can repeat this exercise as and when you need or want to do it. I hope it will bring you a modicum of peace and quiet.

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A maths teacher can be creative. So can a financial adviser, a community builder, and a yoga teacher. Not to mention a speed painter, a potter, or an actor!

Creativity is everywhere and I love nothing more than to explore it in The Creativity for All Podcast, either by focusing on a theme – such as perfectionism, feeding your creative brain, or the pressure to be creative – in my solo episodes, or through my conversations with all manner of creative people.

I want to challenge the perception of creativity and, in the process, debunk many myths attached to it: it's painful, for artists and the chosen few, etc.

My guests and I are keen to zoom in and dissect the origin of an idea, the impulse that makes us engage with our own creativity, with the hope that it will inspire listeners to get creative too.

My podcast is designed for anyone who’s already being creative, or is tempted to use their creativity, in particular those of you who think they are not creative or can never be. I would love to change your mind!

The Creativity for All Podcast is sponsored by Blue as an Orange, where we believe in creativity through communication, and offer mentoring and coaching for aspiring writers and tailored language tuition for individuals and companies.

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