“I Am One of the Searchers”

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“I Am One of the Searchers”

By James Kavanaugh

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Posted on Sunday 15th June 2014

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sun rays into forest“I Am One of the Searchers”  There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests and mountains, deserts and hidden rivers, and the lonely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as is our laughter. To share our sadness with one we love is perhaps as great a joy as we can know. Unless it be to share our laughter.

sunrise in the mountainsWe searchers are ambitious only for life itself, for everything beautiful it can provide.Most of all we love and want to be loved. We want to live in a relationship that will not impede our wandering, not prevent our search, nor lock us in prison walls; that will take us for what little we have to give. We do not want to have to prove ourselves to another or compete for love.

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For wanderers, dreamers, and lovers,

for lonely men and women

who dare to ask from life everything

good and beautiful. It is for those who

are too gentle to live among wolves.

— James Kavanaugh

[There Are Men Too Gentle To Live Among Wolves]

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“The Guy Who Painted This Was A Loser” – A Short Film

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The Guy Who Painted This Was A Loser”
A Short Film

Post Created by Jennifer Kiley
Post on Friday 13th June 2014

Friday the 13th was not a good day
for the Knights Templar but otherwise

the 13th & Friday are fine together.

the video essay on creativity find out who they are calling the loser you will be surprised but then with talent & genius mixed it is a volatile combination anything can change the course of creativity it needs nurturing & care time & more time to grow before it is ready to be gently plucked from the air & revealed to the world

here, i give you “the guy who painted this was a loser

The Guy Who Painted This Was A Loser

Part one of the series: A Video Essay on Creativity

Part Two was posted a short time ago under the title “The Missing Chapter”

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“The Missing Chapter” – A Short Film

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The Missing Chapter” – A Short Film
A Video Essay about Creativity
Post Created by Jennifer Kiley
Created on 12th April 2014
Posted on Friday 6th June 2014

this missing chapter in the story of success
reveals the secret to doing meaningful work
but in the modern world – full of distraction
do we have what it takes to do great things?

here, i give to you “the missing chapter”

The Long Game Part Two: The Missing Chapters

All of history’s greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather than celebrating this part of the creative process we ignore it.

Creativity needs time to grow inside the artist & the artist needs to develop the ability to express what comes to fruition.

The second in a two-part series about creativity. The first part will be posted in the very near future.

David Lynch on Consciousness Creativity and the Brain

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David Lynch on Consciousness Creativity and the Brain
Created Post on 26th January 2014
Posted On Thursday 1st May

David Lynch on Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain

David Lynch: It might seem nonsensical to hear an artist of the grotesque like Lynch speak rapturously about voyaging into his own consciousness, let alone in his fractured all-American, askew-Jimmy-Stewart manner, but he does meditate for a practical reason: it gives him ideas. Only by meditating, he says, can he dive down and catch the “big fish” he uses as ingredients in his inimitable film, music, and visual art. You can hear more of his thoughts on meditation, consciousness, and creativity in his nine-minute speech above.

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Do Schools Kill Creativity?

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Do Schools Kill Creativity?
TED Talk: Sir Ken Robinson
Originally Posted 2012
Reposting On Thursday 19th March 2014

Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Education should nurture the individual rather than be so concerned about test scores.

Encourage children to investigate their ideas and run with them. Do not stifle them with a mandated belief system of education that is limiting.

The arts are disappearing from school systems. Children have the capacity to be innovative and have tremendous talents. They just need to be brought to the surface. Picasso said that all children are born artists but they are forced to grow out of it, instead creativity should be valued and also nurtured. So many children’s dreams of succeeding in the arts are discouraged most of their childhoods.

As long as the painting is only going to go up on the fridge, that’s okay but wanting to continue into life creating any form of art is most often looked down upon as something that will turn you into a Vincent van Gogh, broke all his life. But those who own his paintings now are bloody millionaires and billionaires.

Why is the artist not supported in our society?

Writers create ways of looking at the world from a new perspective.

All artists try to find within them the muse that will open or reopen the door to the mystical, magical world of our imagination.

Well, I suggest it is valuable and important to listen to this video. It is enlightening and humorous.

Sir Ken Robinson is a brilliant mind who has important knowledge and insight to convey in his TED talk on creativity and education. Listen, hear, laugh and enjoy and if you have children or have an influence on them consider encouraging their creativity.  by Jennifer Kiley