Creativity

Being Creative in a Mad World: Rebelling

True creativity happens right on the edge of rebellion, on the edge of chaos. This is where life functions at its best: at a point of dynamic equilibrium. Always changing, always transforming into something else. It is impossible to be alive and avoid transformation. Life always seeks to renew and expand, spread out and master… Continue reading Being Creative in a Mad World: Rebelling

Creativity

Being Creative in a Mad World: Encountering

Encountering means confronting life and yourself. This isn’t an aggressive confrontation with lots of bared teeth and frowning. It is non-demanding – more like an embrace. But not clinging, not a death grip. It’s about giving your creativity space to breathe, holding it in your mind and letting it be. You do without doing. In… Continue reading Being Creative in a Mad World: Encountering

Creativity

Being Creative in a Mad World: Meaning

What is the meaning of life? We all have our favourite answers to this question, but it’s a mistake to think meaning exists out there in the world somewhere, just waiting for you to discover it. Of course, you can take your sense of meaning from outside yourself, in family, career or accomplishment, but this… Continue reading Being Creative in a Mad World: Meaning

Buddhism · Spirituality

Spiritual Glossary: Three Marks of Existence

The Marks of Existence are the characteristics shared by all beings and are the basic facts of life: anicca (impermanence) anatta (non-self) dukkha (suffering) Impermanence Everything that exists is impermanent. All things are in a constant state of change, even things which seem fairly solid and immovable, like a mountain. Entropy is a fact of… Continue reading Spiritual Glossary: Three Marks of Existence