This week we explored the theme of Creativity in our daily 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. If you'd like to join Bloom Pause, sign up here.
From Brene' Brown's book, The Gifts of Imperfection, her 6th Guidepost for a wholehearted living is this week's theme: Bloom Creativity - Release Comparison. The following is from her research:
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...