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  • Writer's pictureHannah Marsh

Opening to Experience

As we've seen in our classes, creativity involves openness - to new possibilities and ways of being, and to other people with whom we share our creative acts. But openness isn't always easy. It can involve risk and vulnerability. It can bring up fear, an instinct for self-protection, the voice of the inner critic.

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Especially in these stressful, isolating times, how do we stay open and connected? At the same time, how can we be gentle with ourselves, attending to our sensitivity with kindness?

In our September Mindfulness & Creativity drop-in, we'll explore these questions alongside our meditation practice.


“We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder and more open to what scares us. We always have this choice.” - Pema Chodron “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique...It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open." - Martha Graham


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