My time at MacDowell taught me a lot about myself and how I work and live. Every few days I'll post a simple lesson I learned in the woods outside Peterborough, NH.
The first thing I noticed was the powerful impact of silence.
Because we are at our core such creatures of habit, anything that breaks the usual music of the daily grind can open new and unexpected paths to creativity.
The Hare Krishna believe the ears are the keys to unlocking the soul. Eyes, we can close. Ears are always open.
When the usual soundtrack of my life receded into memory and I sat in utter stillness, my thoughts and the ways in which they arranged themselves changed fundamentally.