Yesterday, I was rambling across the electrons, after taking down one-half of the Christmas decorations. I happened upon a great post by Leo Babauta, titled The No. 1 Habit of Highly Creative People. In part, he says “The best art is created in solitude, for good reason: it’s only when we are alone that we can reach into ourselves and find truth, beauty, soul. Some of the most famous philosophers took daily walks, and it was on these walks that they found their deepest thoughts.
My best writing, and in fact the best of anything I’ve done, was created in solitude.
Just a few of the benefits I’ve found from solitude:
- time for thought
- in being alone, we get to know ourselves
- we face our demons, and deal with them
- space to create
- space to unwind, and find peace
- time to reflect on what we’ve done, and learn from it
- isolation from the influences of other helps us to find our own voice
- quiet helps us to appreciate the smaller things that get lost in the roar”
Read the balance of this post, which includes direct quotes from history’s foremost inventors and artists, here: http://zenhabits.net/creative-habit/
This piece on Creativity was of significant value to me; I hope you found it interesting as well!
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