This weekend I was at my uncle’s funeral, his circle of life was completed at the respectable age of 92. While sitting on the front bench, fully aware of all the emotions that were moving through my body, I took some time to observe the gorgeous flower arrangements that surrounded him. Three out of the […]
”The flower-filled field looked amazing! Bright red, shiny yellow and radiating whites cover the green field with their happy faces. A glance at my watch made me realize I had spent an hour roaming around the field, picking the prettiest and best flowers and greens. It felt like only 5 minutes. Some broken flower-stems around me and a pretty bouquet of wild flowers in my hand.”
Creation through destruction
Creation and destruction go hand in hand, they are not-two. To create my bouquet I had to destroy the flower and rip it off its roots. We’re doing this more often than we think. Have you ever experienced an hour only feeling like 5 minutes? Great chance you were in flow. A mindless state where everything seems to be effortless. Your mind and the thoughts it produces didn’t interfere and you were completely relaxed. Imagine yourself doing the exact same activities but constantly put words on what you do, what you feel, how you move… You can maybe imaging the tension thatbuilds up. You’re destroying the moment with the thoughts you create.
Creativity and flow go hand in hand. It is your most natural state of awareness. In our modern world however, we feel an urge to categorize and name everything we do and observe. We’ll label rights and wrongs almost without notice.
The mindless creative flow
At our AFS-courses we challenge you to destroy the words and embrace the mindless creative flow as you create your own bouquet. Let the flowers do the talking, listen carefully and lose yourself for a moment. We’re sure you will feel relaxed both during as after the course. And remember, the more you practice this flow, the more this natural state of being will integrate into your life, opening you up for even more flow and creation!