"Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up."

Pablo Picasso

May Week 1: Claiming Our Creativity

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Overview And Objectives

The qualities we have been looking at: innocence and wonder are foundation qualities for creating competence in ourselves. This week we continue our journey of learning about personal qualities that lead to competence. Creativity is this month's subject and imagination is the quality we want to develop in ourselves.

We are not talking about competence in a particular task, like cutting carrots, although that matters, we are talking about a deeper kind of competence. This special competence is a base upon which can build a wholehearted and generous way of living in the world: one that serves others and is a joy to us.

Sensitive People, Creative Energy And Competence

In this video, we will be connecting some of the dots on the fundamental qualities that help us live creative and help us become competent.

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.” 

Albert Einstein

Creativity And Sensitive People

Perspectives about being sensitive and creative from well known sensitive creatives. 
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Why So Many Artists Are Highly Sensitive People

An HSP's depth of processing and sensitivity to nuance makes for a natural artist.

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How The Creative Process Helps Highly Sensitive People

The advantage that the creative process offers sensitive people. 

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The Sensitive Mind Is a Creative Mind

Deborah Ward's article in Psychology Today on sensitivity and creativity.

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Connecting The Dots

Questions, ideas, and insights to stimulate your thinking and to help integrate this week's information into your life.

Insight 1

All of the characteristics of sensitive people support a creative life.

Insight 2

Sensitivity to nuance can open up our imagination to new possibilities.

Insight 3

Empathy, a quality that supports connection, helps us connect our noticing to new ideas.

This Month's Courses

Monthly Explorations

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Week 2 

Week 3

Week 4