Every person has his own process.
You must find it.
Yes, right now, step away from the screen, keep your phone in silent, close your eyes
Creativity requires isolated thought.
But it needs tinder too.
I’ve found that I’m the most creative when I read.
Philosophy, Haruki Murakami, Milan Kundera – and isolation work for me.
You will read, and you will talk to yourself, argue, disagree, and observe – and realize,
that you have supplied yourself with the necessary components to create.
Now , you can create.
Just remember though, having creativity is one thing and being creative is being on a wholly different level.
Being creative and actually creating stuff are again far apart itself that 90% of the people rarely create, but actively consume.
Partly explained in this
and evidenced throughout in my old posts peppered with fiction leaning on themes of unrequited love and rejection and loneliness.
I often wondered if I would become what I wrote, or somehow would alter myself in ways to fit my online persona.
The above sentiment was explained to a close friend of mine who thought that I wasn’t what I wrote.
I told him, and here I paraphrase “I consider this a social experiment and an experment on the self to see how individual and social transformations take place.
This might not be me, but I’m excited where it will lead me”
I never got any reply from him, but I should thank him for showing concern over the possible consequences of the Proteus Effect that we both didn’t know existed back then.
Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
— E. L. DOCTOROW
I do this everytime I join a ship.
No facebook .No twitter.No instagram. No ….I dunno, anything touted as cool and relevant.
As a result, I read a lot of books.I watch a few movies.
I take notes when something catches my fancy.
I collect my stray thoughts, and try to mold them into coherence.
I write poetry (or what I think is poetry)
I write jokes.
I keep myself amused, by using my brain for output, rather than using it to input tons and tons of data from the internet.
I don’t follow pop culture.
I don’t miss pop culture.
I don’t know whats the best and the coolest anymore.
I don’t care.
The best of all…I dream.
And I remember what I dream, at least bits and pieces, and it makes me happy.
Temporarily a landlubber now.
As long as hope stays afloat, we remain buoyant.(the opening line of my new self help book”Buoyant Afloat”) Choice excerpts:-
The giver invests far more (emotionally) than the receiver.
With so many illnesses and ill people, perfect health would be so rare that it would qualify as the ultimate abnormal condition.
When dispersed thoroughly, everything reverts to dust.
I don’t know why I found this thought so profound when it came to me.
It doesn’t matter who you are, what, how or where…until you get a kickass DP for your Facebook account.
Good movies make me wistful and nostalgic…nostalgic for something that I haven’t lost, nostalgic for something I haven’t even found…because it makes me wonder if I’m looking hard enough. It gives me a case of Jamais vu too.
It never gets old:Watching dolphins frolic around in the sea.It seems like the ultimate expression of unbound freedom.
Familiarity breeds families first…only then contempt is born. Science has confirmed this.At least the first part.
As long as you are alive, there is no cure for hunger.
Definition of hell:Proximity without intimacy. (One of the dialogues of a movie which I stopped after I heard the dialogue and wanted to write it down, and never finished it till now.A job well done, scriptwriter!)
Finally what Martin Seligman said…”Be skeptical of your own aha moments”
In order to keep a relationship smooth, you have to let the other person maintain an apparent superiority over you in at least one aspect of your shared life.