In the midst of all that is going on, especially the pandemic, I’ve noticed a lot of confusing messages, with two that might be extra confusing for us multipods**: You should take this time to slow and relax from all that you do. You should take this time to learn/create something fabulous and amazing.
It’s sort of a funny thing as I write this piece about acceptance that I am having a hard time really accepting things right now. Even writing this has been a struggle… I just want to crawl in a hole. But let’s at least discuss the concept of Acceptance. Unfortunately, the “buzz word” culture has spread far and wide, and somehow “mindfulness” and “acceptance” (along with a host of other things), have been included in those unvenerated halls. These ideas […]
Oh relationships… love ’em, hate ’em, however you want to approach them, they are going to be a regular part of your life unless you are a hermit or a solitary monastic. It is the utter existential quality of human beings that we are social creatures and nothing we do can really undo that fact. Most, if not all, of our mental health struggles root in some failure of relationship; too much, not enough, twisted off course, you name it.
Technically, the idea of time as a definable “thing”, is a human concept. Sure, there is the inexorable forward progression of time (at least that we know of); the turning of the planet, the rising and setting of the sun, seasons changing, the process of aging, etc. We can see “time” at work all around us. This is, without a doubt, an observable fact.
You’ll see that I sometimes refer to “creativity” in two different ways. At times I use the “little ‘c’ creativity” and in others, I use the “big ‘C’ Creativity”. So, what’s going on? Well, in the time-honored tradition of capitalizing words in order to give them importance, or a “name”, I have separated two different “modes” of creativity. While both modes are important, I’ll explain why I use a capital “C” to create that difference.