photo waves 2My therapy for tapping into creativity is listening to the waves on Bexhill beach. I enjoy the stillness. It sets me up for the day. Often, after such an experience, I go back to my work and ideas in relation to my work, etc, just keep flooding in and it is often a challenge to write all those ideas down. I prefer that kind of challenge than twiddle my thumbs and waste time. Other times, I may find a book or something on the internet which I have been unconsciously looking for appears starring at my eyes. This is synchronicity. Carl Jung defined synchronicity as a pattern of connection that cannot be explained by conventional efficient causality.

Can synchronicity be created or does it just happen? My view is that if we tune into the field of future events, synchronicity can happen if we create the right conditions. The examples include regular meditation, listening to music, riding a bicycle for leisure, going for a walk, spending time with a loved one, etc. I also believe that within these conditions, the activity of the mind should be turned off as much as possible. Ask you mind to ‘go for a walk’ or just ignore the thoughts created by your mind. Many of these thoughts are the work of the ego and they are not likely to be creative.

I love this quote by Alex Chua, author and life coach:

With synchronicity, all the resources we need are made available to us at the precise moment that is appropriate. The people who come into our lives are the ones we need at that moment in time. Everything is perfect. We only need to recognise this to tune into the flow. Everything happens for a reason and every experience is a learning experience.”

 So, next time you want a dose of creativity, tune into the flow. Why not listen to the waves and enjoy the stillness? It may work for you as it works for me.

Some humour

The President of Coca Cola makes a phone call to Russian President Vladimir Putin:
– Vladimir, I have noticed that you have changed Russian anthem, do you have any plans to change the flag as well – return to the previous purely red flag? If you would put our Coca-Cola trademark in a corner, we would solve all your problems with pensions, salaries of officials for couple years ahead…
Vladimir puts the call on hold and asks his colleague:
– Hey, when does our contract with Aqua Fresh end? J

© Harish Davda