Collage by Lani with light effect from Paree Eric's Texture Extravaganza
"...the main task of a creative person is to move from his or her “everyday mode” to that quieter, deeper, more passionate, more contemplative, livelier “space” where the creative encounter occurs."
-Eric Maisel, The Ten Zen Seconds
Here are Eric's affirmations (or incantations) that I have have turned into simple question: Can I completely stop?, Can I expect nothing?, Am I doing my work? (This one is a really positive trigger for me), Can I trust my resources?, Can I feel supported?, Can I embrace this moment? (Yes please), Am I am free of the past?, Can I create my meaning?, Can I be open to joy?, Am I equal to this challenge?, Can I take action?, Can I return with strength?
If my mind hesitates with any of these, I can ask myself "would I do such and such" and "when?" to get past the hesitation.
Challenge: Try creating art which is based on one of these questions.