Here's an exercise for thinking creatively
How do you get better at thinking creatively?
The answer is how you get better at anything: practice.
But what does creative practice look like?
If creativity is your ability to come up with unique and valuable ideas, practicing creativity is doing that without the context of what makes them unique
We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.
Thich Nhat Hanh (via psych-facts)
Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.
Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)
It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.
L.R. Knost (via maxistentialist)
(Source: dailydoseofstuf, via not-drwho)
It’s messing people up, this social pressure to “find your passion” and “know what it is you want to do”. It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.
Sally Coulter (via aworldofexperiences)
This is perfect.
(Source: tv-in-black-n-white, via coffeeinthemountains)
Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.
evwriting (via splitterherzen)
(Source: evwriting, via cloudslider)
For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.
This is not your destruction.
This is your birth.
n.t. (via bvchanant)