This week we explored the theme of Creativity in our daily Bloom Pause sessions. Bloom Pause is a community offering that meets remotely using Zoom. Each week we explore a new theme through discussion, sharing, meditation and practices to improve daily life.
COMPARISON is all about conformity and competition. At first it seems like conforming and competing are mutually exclusive, but they're not. When we compare, we want to see who or what is best out of a specific collection of "alike things.".. The comparison mandate becomes this crushing paradox of "fit in and stand out! It's not cultivate self acceptance, belonging, and authenticity; it's be just like everyone but better... Comparison is the thief of happiness.
CREATIVITY: We are all creative - the only difference is whether we use it or not... it lives within us until we express it, neglect it to death or suffocate it by resentment and fear. Creativity is the expression of our originality. It helps us stay mindful that what we bring to the world is completely original and cannot be compared. Without comparison, concepts like getting ahead or falling behind or being the best or worst lose their meaning, and thus they lose their power over us.
Questions for reflections:
- When you make creativity a priority in your daily life, how does your life feel?
- How can you build more creativity into your life?
I offer the serenity prayer as the suggested practice:
God/HP (higher power), grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Let it begin with me.
And, so it is.
In Bloom Unity,