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“Highly creative people tend to display ample social adjustment, empathy, sensitivity, rationality, and open-mindedness. Further, and more directly pertinent to consumer behavior, highly creative people have been found to be excellent problem solvers. In fact, expertise at problem solving, both of a specific and generalized nature, is one of the central operational measures of creativity.” Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 7, No. 3, p. 286

I love this. I agree with every point- do you??

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Meditation

“The earth has music for those who listen.” W Shakespeare

I love this! Especially after a beautiful extra warm Spring day in Baldwin, Long Island., NY spending all afternoon in my backyard listening to the birds (and cleaning deck furniture). Later, I sat on my deck on the furniture, wine in hand, continuing gratefulness for the birdsounds, beautiful blossoms, sprinklings of green in the sky like a Monet painting and lovely spring air. Tonight we’ll have the window open, and be blessed in the early AM with more birdsong and then meditation on the deck.

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“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

I’ve heard this one in several versions and like the faith-staircase metaphor. Sometimes we need to get started without having a clear end-goal… which can magically show up in process. Share some related success stories with us.

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Success

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning.

– Frederick Douglass

Is it necessary to struggle before progress is made?” Hmm, I often think that struggle is involved to move forward significantly,
but is it necessary??
What do you think?

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Patience

Patience means allowing things to unfold at their own speed rather than jumping in with your habitual response to either pain or pleasure.

– Pema Chodron

Ah…Patience! The opposite is feeling frustration-anger – being judgemental-reacting- ‘nuf said’ Do we gain gift the gift of being Patient as we get older? Meditation helps !

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