Lab of Creative Thought
Do you have something you have never shared with the world but you secretly wanted to?
Is your “something” worth someone’s attention to it?
Oh, I understand. You haven’t grasped its existence even.
Well, for many years I used to store arts and inspiring images to virtual achieve. My buddy computer turned into a burden. Then I switched to writing my thoughts and poems, drawing the illustrations. But I did nothing to bring them where they belong. They are not for me, only. They should live with other beings. Work for tasting, commenting, igniting someone else’s passion.
Our work exists only when it’s consumed by others. Otherwise, in the rooms or on the shelves … they don’t live their purpose. So, if you are a creator, no matter what kind … Share your inner works with the people in the surrounding. You can only enrich your work and self by giving it to the world where it is meant.
In long dialogues with my nearest beings, I often reveal their hidden ardors. When someone seems highly structural and business-oriented … through our conversation we come to the point of their affections. And what is more surprising, they are marvelous! Once you scratch the surface of their public cloth, treasures behave naturally. Those A-ha moments when I recognize authenticity is a huge enjoyment! Adding value where it’s called to live is a fulfilling act.
If you want a sprinkle of this goodness, try sharing your inner space with others. They can only widen your doing. In feedback, we learn.
What keeps me accountable for doing good and adding value, day by day … Are gentle beings all around the Earth space. Beings who value, share, and practice true kindness. In this sharing, we’re one, kind of collective. We prevail over the black side of the spectrum.
New day, the alarm is screaming. Your dreams disappear once you hit the morning. You put on your grown-up pants and rollin’ the day. The dreaming days are for those who are childish and, nested.
Ordinary days and machinery patterns. That’s the best bet you can accomplish. No behavioral questions, just mark the box in the calendar!
Have you found it hard to enjoy one and only life? It is possible that narrow focus has limited the mind. By being open to change, you are able to draw a starry sky. Don’t you believe, you can actually be an enchanter of your destiny!
A simple act on paper to access the field of ease. It is sitting next to you, but you aren’t noticing. Oh, don’t you remember the biggest of all, Doodling!?
Usually seen as the nonsense of being. But the doodling makes ease with what is.
Now when you are considering this form of practice, let me introduce you to your new friends!
They are Pen and Paper. Buddies to remember. And throw up the screen that makes your fingers addictively keen.
It is time to express your being by Doodling The Thinking.
When your thoughts drop down on paper, they are freer to happen. Even science says our cognitive memory gets hooked better.
As ideas come along, you are grabbing friends from above. You are putting everything onto the paper’s trust. A PenHeArt – the Art of heart. This simple act makes you ease in the facing process of being with yourself. Reflection is never easy but it is liberating.
Once you adopt this regular practice, you break the barriers, and it just… flows! Journal and you, oh my Goodness! Doodling is making you a mastery of enchantment. The pen is now in a brisk walk mode… running the pages wild, showing you’re alive.
Remember the time when you were a child? Or that phone call when you doodle the random things along? Freeing your mind… Spontaneous doodling is a liberating habit to own. Repeat this practice a few times a week. 15ish minutes day by day, and enchanter of life you will become.
Starry skies are not so far now when you feel balanced and calm. If you came for a prize, there is none. Only your natural enchantment via life.
This is how simple doodling on paper makes you an enchanter. Now grab your friends and free yourself.
p.s. If you want to analyze what’s being under the ice of mind… letter me your doodlings to decipher the meaning. People say it is the best part of my coaching.
WAY BEYOND THE OBVIOUS
Far beyond vivid, lives the spirit, in harmony with nature. Spirit that breathes serenity, radiates calmness and exists. With endless patience and, a wide, wide perspective, appreciative. An Idylle. Spirit is (ad)just with what it is. Tied in a wisdom’s cloth, he sees far beyond the average. You can too.
THE GROUNDING EFFECT
I’ve spoken about gratitude and why you want to practice it. When you take gratitude as the attitude… the universe starts listening and serve you the goods. It’s never a one-way direction. We work in coherence with the vast space around us. Imagine a camera without the actual camera on each step… Would you do something different, if you’re aware? Everything you put in this world, comes back in varied forms, at different times and levels. An omnipresent record(ing) tape.
Being grateful for situations that life serves. And embracing the moments of awe and happiness. From the grounder state, you form gratitude, your 6th sense. And people who practice do reap the benefits. Formula? The more you are grounded, the more grateful you (be)come. Feeling peace. While being OK with what is, you are spirit(ed).
For the formula to work, you’re willing to take the challenges to grow and learn. No delays and skipping the unconformity. Testing and trial is your strengthening. As you bond a pact with a spirited self, you earn the trust of the Universe.
Appreciative, humble… you see(k) value in emerging. Brave enough to take off shoes and walk bare feet. From a state of readiness, your calmness comes with ease. It’s because in every moment you trust the process by trusting yourself. The grounding effect.
THE OTHER SIDE OF SPECTRUM
Your life’s path is more rapt, now. More convinced in the existential purpose. Deliberate to pursue a life hacks. To be a human, living spirit with the lightness of being.
Any situation you encounter weighs a lesson. The lesson to learn about the life, people, situations, and last, yourself in the context of all that. To stretch yourself wider than the actual body. It’s a spirit, reaching the wisdom on the tiny ends of its fingers. HEY, I want that cloth of wisdom on my shoulders!
By opening up to these immense horizons, you are far away from the trivial, things… You craft principles of life, beyond the obvious. What matters here, on the other side of the spectrum?
If you have visited my illustration’s playground, you might wonder how do they come out. The same question I have for you. How do you express yourself in this world? Is it an art form or the other, language of your being.
This is the story about how art, often comes from me. The story to inspire you to spot the hidden figures of your personality too. To recognize which language your soul speaks and, do you, actually acknowledge that.
I live by imagination. And most of the muses I draw, come from vivid fields. How I’ve created muses isn’t only the line on screen or paper. It’s a long journey of self-discovery, inner talks, and emotional growth.
From time to time we escape our-selves and come back again. This occurs mostly when we feel stuck by the tough circumstances of life. These events happen to all, but we are the only ones who can choose how to respond to them. The real force lays at our body-mind-soul. We own the power to battle them all.
Rather than being a victim of circumstances, we can always opt to be the best versions of ourselves. When I say „the best“ I mean the bravest. Every problem is a life task. It came with the mission, dressed as a challenge. In challenging times we have the opportunity to grow by learning from experience. To come out stronger, stable, and, self-aware. Thus, we are ready for each next to implement those learnings, with clearer thoughts and sharpened wisdom. It’s a personal quest.
And while we may take some time for the “moments of sorrow”, soothing our wounds and reflecting deep inside. We don’t want to make those moments spread too long. We want to come out of them. We achieve this by showing off our personality, facing fears, and talking to our beings. One on one. Being alert is the forward step. So as the taking responsibility for everything we’ve gotten. Because everything we have today is the consequence of our past (un)conscious acts. May we reveal this to our self, we become free, open for new opportunities, and start doing what we’re meant.
„Most writing is done between the mind and the hand, not between the hand and the page.” ―Janet Burroway
These muses speak the language of my being. The narration is about the inner happening of my soul. They come out for the brighter skies. By looking at everyday challenges like gifts, we have more chances to earn knowledge and fill the luggage with brilliance.
What language is your soul speaking? Listen.
Shhhhhh. Be quiet.
„How do you feel about yourself, when you’re with yourself?“ Listen. Come out. Express in any language you find pleasant. I promise you’ll reach the surprising outcomes from within. When you’re naked with yourself, from that place… life becomes easier.
MonDAY or SUNday, I wake up early each day. Running to catch up with SUN and vitamin D. afore the new 24h journey. I do this, for years and, it got me to the place of a good habitual balance. Morning rises with nature around. I used to wake up at 6 o’clock since I was 5 years old, to watch the cartoons on the Italian tv Rai.
THE SCIENCE OF HABITS
At an early age, we form habits. Most of them fell apart, some transform through growing, and some stay with us. I pursued being an early bird even after 30 years. But I’ve also formed X habits in my later life. All these habits design our identities. ‘Cause, we are what we do, on repeat.
I was always being recognized as highly disciplined. The one who shows up no matter the circumstances. People are asking: how do you do it? Well, designing the habits and the ratio among them is the shortest answer… and,
Aside from the essence that I CARE ENOUGH for the particular “X”, there are other ingredients as well.
Habits take time and practice. Every habit becomes that by being repeated X times until innate. Moreover, science says that for a habit to become familiar to your being, it needs repetition by 66 consequent days. That’s a journey itself! But why does it matter to address the habits and moreover, to design them in a structural system?
Well, as they weight much of our identities, their existence is momentous. They represent what we do daily even when we don’t notice. It’s a (repetitive) system of our actions. And we want to make sure that the habits we have, actually work for ourselves in the best possible way.
So, how I remain organized plus finding time for, myself? If I don’t nurture my identity, how could I serve others, you? Start from the identity and what it consists of. Are your (daily) actions aligned with your values and goals? How you put them in a desirable system of function?
Meet the: Design thinking, a creative approach to problem-solving.
Every day You rise up and hone into a routine without much intent. You run the circle of ordinary, without any questions, and then you hit the afternoon couch. Where are the hours? Where has left the thrill for, will? And will for, meaning?
You and I have the same 24h. We differ how we use them. You might think it’s about time management. In fact, it’s a designed system. A system in which you’re the designer of your choices. The system in which principles align with your values. Maybe you don’t draw but, certainly, you can design your life.
Run a survey of your identity, spot what seeks improvement, and all the tools you need for it. Those are the getaway to help your system of doing. Design ties those steps in a pleasing and effective way.
Then comes the improvement part 1) address your habits 2) write down wishful changes 3) introduce new practices 4) create a system that works, and lastly 5) repeat the process.
DESIGNED, SYSTEM THAT WORKS
So, you want a plan. One, finely organized, to fit your needs. That’s where design thinking empowers this action. By employing design thinking with organizational skills, you’ll secure the accomplishment of your plan.
In the structural environment, design serves you. Design is often associated with visuals but, it’s more than that. It’s an integral part of many, not so obvious parts. Design is creative in nature. Further, creativity is not ideas that sit alone. They are rather collective of ideas that we integrate. And this actual practice is an act of designing itself. So yes, you can DO IT too!
With a designed system, you feel on track, more actionable, and productive. Plus, the plan complements your daily tasks. As a result, everything you do has a seamless flow. This is nothing like rigid regimes or managerial doing! Personalized system design is joyous. With the neat plan that speaks to your needs and eases every attainment. At last, design thinking unleashes creativity in people, enforces them to step into the unknown, approach things with the novice lenses, strengthen their commitment, and radically improve current and each new process.
Design thinking helped me to take pace with everything I do, in a varied creative world. I love making experiences gladsome. Thro these lenses, life is awesome. Have you ever designed something? Now is the time. If you feel out of schedule or lacking the thrill for… will? Design can help. It’s a loyal friend, my right hand. Let me guide you.