Learning to be in the moment can help to unleash your creativity. It’s not a magic trick that suddenly makes you mindful and aware of being present in the moment, but rather a learning process on how to strengthen those skills.
I had the most amazing opportunity to be ‘present’ and ‘in the moment’ while spending time in Warsaw with Jesvir Mahil and Dr. Annemieken Van Reepingen last fall, following the European Association Horse Assisted Education (EAHAE) Conference in Poland in 2014. During that time, Jesvir and Annemieken spent some time discussing the relationship between presence and creativity, and following our time together, they wrote an article on the subject. This is an article to read in a quiet space and time, when you can be in the present and open your mind to creativity. The following excerpts give you a brief glimpse of the flow and creativity that the article provides.
Jesvir Mahil MBA
“When we are fully present in our own bodies, aware of the rhythm of our own breathing and alert to all the sensations we feel, it is very difficult for another person to topple us over. We are able to maintain our balance with strength and resist external pressure when we are fully present.”
Dr. Annemieken Van Reepingen
“When I am in this fluent presence, I often say and do things I am amazed about later, when I look back. How on earth did I think of that or come up with that? Where did that come from? This is where creativity comes in: new and valuable things come up that you wouldn’t have been able to come up with without this state of presence.”
Dr. Annemieken Van Reepingen & Jesvir Mahil MBA.
Photo of Jesvir Mahil is from: http://birmingham.academia.edu/JesvirMahil