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The Power of Creativity: How to Use Your Creative Impulse to Live Your Best Life

'' Creativity is the spark that ignites our lives. It is the force that drives us to express ourselves, to make a difference in the world, and to connect with something larger than ourselves.'' - Michael Corthell This guide explores the nature of creativity and its role in our lives. It argues that creativity is not just about making art or music, but about expressing ourselves in all areas of our lives. When we embrace our creativity, we are connecting with something larger than ourselves and live our lives to the fullest. It also provides some practical advice on how to embrace our creativity and suggests that we express ourselves creatively, help others, connect with nature, and meditate or pray. The possibilities are endless, but the most important thing is to find what works for us and to start using our creativity to live our lives to the fullest. A Guide to Finding Your True Purpose 1. We all have an innate urge to create . It's what drives us to express o

Your Mind is Full of Magic!

by Michael Corthell You have a magic mind. Imagination is a workshop in the corner of your mind, a shop where new ideas and concepts are formed and experimented with. The forming of new ideas and then translating those new ideas into concrete reality is a human trait. We all have this power. How do we use it well, and use it fully? It has been said that whatever a human being can imagine he can turn into a reality and that nothing is 'impossible'. There are two identifiable forms of imagination. The first is SYNTHETIC IMAGINATION. In this workshop we arrange old concepts, ideas, or plans into new ideas or combinations of ideas. This kind of imagination  doesn't create anything . It works with the material of experience, education, and observation that has been accumulated by the imaginer. The second and more mysterious of the two types of imagination is CREATIVE IMAGINATION . This mental process is in the neighborhood of the 'twilight zone', a plac

Imagination: The Creative Workshop of the Mind

Imagination: the ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful. The faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses. by Michael Corthell If you can imagine something, you can take an image that exists only in your mind and make it real. Napoleon Hill, in his book, Think and Grow Rich says that there are two types of imagination: Synthetic Imagination. '' Through this faculty, one may arrange old concepts, ideas, or plans into new combinations. This faculty creates nothing. It merely works with the material of experience, education, and observation with which it is fed. It is the faculty used most by the inventor, with the exception of the "genius" who draws upon the creative imagination, when he cannot solve his problem through synthetic imagination.'' Creative Imagination. '' Through the faculty of creative imagination, the limited, finite mind of man has direct communication wi

[Creating] and re-creating what is yet to be created...

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ― Pablo Picasso A mind on fire has the Universe in its hand. “To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” ― Osho

[Imagine]...just imagine...

"Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever." – Walt Disney Imagination is creation. It is daring. It is Godlike and Godgiven. Just by imagining and thinking big, we are daring God to let us do it.

[Creativity] Make it so!

“Creativity takes courage. ” ― Henri Matisse The more creativity you practice, the more you have. “I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking” ― Albert Einstein

[Solitude] Out of Many

  “If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre Alone, mindfully I wash dishes seeing each soap bubble. My imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is blind to my thoughts(for now). “Being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.” ― Charles Bukowski

[Creativity] Just imagine...

“Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso We have no need of magic to change the world only imagination. If you try to imagine something make it a good something. “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” ― Albert Einstein

[Amen] Make it so...

“The existence of a prime mover- nothing can move itself;  there must be a first mover. The first mover is called God.” ― Thomas Aquinas St. Imagination is everything. It creates the future. “Zeus, first cause, prime mover; for what thing without Zeus is done among mortals?” ― Aeschylus, Agamemnon

How to Rise Above Discouragement

Support, confidence...hope. by Michael Corthell Discouragement is part of life or we wouldn't have a word for it. So the question is, how do we tame discouragement and ultimately eliminate that feeling altogether? ''In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.''  — Vincent Van Gogh Rejection, criticism, frustration, tough obstacles and 'learning failures' are all part of the deal. There are some fortunate souls who are immune to discouragement, this writer certainly is not and I suspect that you probably aren’t either. We must always push back the negatives in life. Push them back to the fulcrum or balance point. We do this through focused determination. Then what we need to do is recharge our motivation. It's just like resting for a day can help relieve sore muscles. Refueling our motivation and boosting our energy will

Your Right to Health (and being at your best)

“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution the time will come when medicine will organize itself into an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to doctors and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic.” ― Benjamin Rush , a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and a civic leader in Philadelphia. The American people should be asking why they can't have the same level of healthcare, for the same cost, as other countries that have similar resources. The answer is easy to understand, by the way: it is the absence of the basic public health insurance that citizens of most other countries take for granted.