And it has become a kind of a truism in the study of creativity that you can't be creating anything with less than 10 years of technical knowledge immersion in a particular field.
And, in fact, you can find that the lack of basic resources, material resources, contributes to unhappiness, but the increase in material resources do not increase happiness.
You yourself are in an ecstatic state to such a point that you feel as though you almost don't exist. I've experienced this time and again. My hand seems devoid of myself, and I have nothing to do with what is happening. I just sit there watching in a state of awe and wonderment. And it just flows out by itself.
Alternatives to Materialism. I lived my life in an ivory tower, and business was to be held at an arm's length.
Whether we like it or not, each of us is constrained by limits on what we can do and feel. To ignore these limits leads to denial and eventually to failure. To achieve excellence, we must first understand the reality of the everyday, with all its demands
If we know what that set point is, we can predict fairly accurately when you will be in flow, and it will be when your challenges are higher than average and skills are higher than average.
The happiest people spend much time in a state of flow - the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.
Music is usually resorted to as a form of self-therapy when youre not involved enough in what youre doing so that part of your mind needs to be distracted from what otherwise would become boring.
if the next generation is to face the future with zest and self-confidence, we must educate them to be original as well as competent.
Studying creativity is not an elite distraction, but provides one of the most exciting models for living.
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