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Nov 11, 2020
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In the book, An Artist's Way, Julia Cameron teaches the value of morning pages to free up your creativity: Writing three longhand pages first thing in the morning to unburden your mind.
One can apply the same methodology to artist pages: taking 10 - 15 minutes first thing in the morning to create as you wish. No rules, no expectations. Doing this can be surprisingly rewarding.
Stoic philosopher Epictetus wrote, "Most of what passes for legitimate entertainment is inferior or foolish and only caters to or exploits people's weakness."
This is very telling even in our age about our attention and the things we focus on. We let other people decide what to focus on and are defenceless when the media exploits our weaknesses. Instead, we should control where we direct our attention.
Two perspectives can help to develop self-knowledge.
After studying the impact of art on our health, researches concluded that:.
The studies included everything from music and writing to dance and the visual arts. The benefits were seen in the physical body as well. The act of writing impacted the cells inside the patients body and improved their immune system.
Being hypercritical and judgmental is often unconsciously learned. It seems to fill a need such as making one feel powerful or smart where one is feeling sad or bored.
You may feel that you are merely pointing out the truth, but the general attitude of being judgmental won't win you many friends.
A museum is a place and an institution that collects, maintains and interprets valuable articles of human history and nature and makes them available for viewing to the general public.