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Welcome to Headspace on Creativity. And to day one of part one. Now, creativity means something different to everybody. For some people it'll be tapping into that creative source so they can be inspired, maybe in their writing, their drawing, whatever it might be. For others it's more about problem solving. It's finding solutions to difficult situations in life. Finding some clarity in those situations. Regardless of what aspect of creativity you're looking to develop or cultivate through this exercise, over the next 10 days, we're gonna be learning a new technique, and really creating the foundations for a stable practice in which, at any time, you can access that creative aspect of mind. And that's not just when you sit down and close your eyes and do this exercise, that's in everyday life as well. How you can actually access that creative spark, and make it part of your life. Right now, though if you'd just like to take a moment to get comfortable. As always, the body upright, but relaxed. The eyes gently open, a nice soft focus with the eyes. Just aware of the space around you. And when you're ready, just taking some nice, big, deep breaths, breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. And with the next exhalation, just closing the eyes now as you allow the breath to return to its natural rhythm in and out through the nose. And just settling back into the space around you now just becoming more familiar with the different sensations and the sounds. And just bringing the attention back to the body now as you just scan down through the body, and just checking and noticing those areas of comfort and discomfort. Perhaps noticing any particularly strong underlying mood. And, as always, just being clear in your mind why you're doing this exercise right now. So, remember the intention, defining the experience of the exercise. And, without thinking too much about it, just having a sense of what that is. Just shifting the attention to the breath now, as you start to become more familiar with where in the body you feel the breath. And just picking up the rhythm, that rising and falling sensation. And then, as you continue to watch the breath in that way just like you to imagine that right in the middle of the body, in the middle of the chest is a tiny speck of light, and think of it as your creative spark. And it's as though as soon as you realize it's there, as soon as you imagine it, it begins to expand slowly outwards in every direction. Front and back, either side, up and down. It's as though a big ball just increasing outward in every direction. Now, the qualities of this space, it's very bright, very light, very spacious. It's important to have those qualities in mind as you continue to watch, now, as it begins to expand towards the edges of the body...


Duration10-20 min

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