A story about the secret of life

building-2665811

A successful businessman, who was finding his life empty and lacking meaning, went to a well-known Zen Master, whom he had heard had discovered the secret of life. Anyone in possession of this wisdom would be able to lead a fully happy and meaningful life. The businessman asked the Master if he could reveal his secret. The Master took a piece of paper and wrote down the word “Attention”.

Continue reading “A story about the secret of life”

En berättelse om hemligheten med livet

building-2665811

En framgångsrik affärsman, som funnit sitt liv tomt och meningslöst, sökte upp en välkänd Zenmästare, som han hört hade upptäckt hemligheten med livet. Den som var i besittning av denna visdom skulle kunna leva ett helt lyckligt och meningsfullt liv. Affärsmannen frågade Mästaren om han kunde avslöja sin hemlighet. Mästaren tog ett papper och skrev ner ordet “Uppmärksamhet“.

Continue reading “En berättelse om hemligheten med livet”

Boost your creativity through yoga

Group of people are doing yoga indoors

Many non-practisers, may think of yoga, as a kind of light gymnastics for agile women, alternatively, a leg-bending practice of Indian yogis dressed in loincloths, somehow related to fakirs resting on beds of nails. While yoga could be both of that, it is also much more.

Continue reading “Boost your creativity through yoga”

Boostra din kreativitet med yoga

Group of people are doing yoga indoors

Många icke-utövare, kanske tänker på yoga, som en slags lätt-gymnastik för smidiga kvinnor, alternativt, en benböjande övning av indiska yogier klädda i höftskynken, som på något sätt är relaterade till fakirer på spikmattor. Medan yoga kan vara både och, är det också mycket mer.

Continue reading “Boostra din kreativitet med yoga”

Loneliness and the three steps to maturity

interdependence

In my previous blog post, I wrote about the importance of solitude for creativity. The voluntary solitude is important for inner reflection, self-exploration and creativity, but is inherently different from the involuntary loneliness.

Continue reading “Loneliness and the three steps to maturity”

Ofrivillig ensamhet och de tre stegen till personlig mognad

interdependence

I mitt tidigare blogginlägg skrev jag om vikten av ensamhet för det kreativa skapandet. Den självsökta ensamheten är viktig för inre reflektion, självutforskning och kreativitet, men skiljer sig starkt från den ofrivilliga ensamheten.

Continue reading “Ofrivillig ensamhet och de tre stegen till personlig mognad”

Eight ways to boost your creative life energy

Young woman doing cartwheel on grass

Everything runs on energy, and so does your creativity. When it comes to creativity, the energy is not the kind of that could be counted in calories, but instead your life force energy, the one that in Eastern philosophy often is called Chi.

You can easily feel when your creative energy is high. You know the days when the sun is shining brighter, your stride is lighter, and you feel like taking on any challenge. Such days your mind is alert, and the thoughts are running lose.

Continue reading “Eight ways to boost your creative life energy”