Ever noticed how creative children tend to be? The truth is, we are all born creative, but not all retain this creative ability. The reason being that after years of subjugation to a system (educational); we are compelled to follow a particular pattern, bound by various laws and standards limiting our innermost potential and imaginative capabilities. 

Most people hear the word creativity and begin thinking about famous creative artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Bob Ross, and others. Some may even think to unlock this creative ability, you must first know how to be artistic. While this may not be entirely wrong, it isn’t entirely right either.

Being creative doesn’t necessarily mean having artistic abilities or capabilities like being able to draw a portrait, paint, sculpture, etc. Though it may, at some point, entail those mentioned above, it’s not entirely dependent on it. 

Being creative means being able to solve a problem in an unfamiliar way. It encompasses being able to devise Unconventional means to tackle a problem. Something out of the ordinary. 

Creativity, unlike IQ, cannot be measured. Creative people are better thinkers and better problem solvers. Being creative makes you view things from another perspective compared to how ordinary people would. A creative mind has a unique perception of things. Creativity allows you to harness that inner peculiarity, which may, of course, seem unusual to the normal eyes. But it solves the problem regardless.

In some firms or organizations, one of the most sought after qualities required of their employees is creative thinking

Meditation Improves Creativity

Being creative has its perks. Here are some of them: 

Creativity Manifests in Various Aspects of Life

In an attempt to understand the psychology of creativity, scientists initially believed that creativity came solely from the right hemisphere of the brain. This turned out to be a myth as recent discoveries proved that other neural network and areas within the brain also spark creativity. Several different parts of the brain, such as the frontal cortex, hippocampus, and basal ganglia, are essential for creative thinking.  

There are many methods you can adopt to boost your creativity, and one of these methods that are usually taken for granted is “meditation.” 

The good news is we are all creative by nature. It’s somewhere in our genes. It’s somewhere in our brains. All we need to do is tap into that creative energy living inside of us. 

So, what is the best way to bring our creativity back to life? Meditation.

A great meditation technique to learn to help improve creativity is Mindfulness meditation. 

Creativity requires imagination and the ability to tap into our emotions. We are not usually aware of these emotions because of our busy lives. Meditation gives us the opportunity to tap into our emotions and explore our imaginations and come up with new ideas. Mindfulness meditation allows us to harness these ideas and produce them as useful solutions. When we meditate, the mind becomes peaceful, void of disoriented thoughts and feelings hence giving rise to our creative thinking. Mindfulness meditation entails focusing attention on a particular problem and coming up with creative solutions. 

No matter how busy you may be, always take time to engage in mindfulness meditation training, consistent practice of this will no doubt yield creative results. 

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