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Every Child is an Artist by Nature

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ―Pablo Picasso All human beings are creative by nature. Young children know this in their hearts, but as we grow older most of us begin … Continue reading

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Being the Change – How to Unblock Your Creative Potential

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ―Pablo Picasso Note: An updated and improved version of this essay has been posted here. All human beings are creative by nature. Young children … Continue reading

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24 Human Character Strengths and Core Virtues

“The Character Strengths and Virtues (CSV) handbook of human strengths and virtues by Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman, represents the first attempt on the part of the psychological research community to identify and classify the positive psychological traits of human beings. The CSV identifies six classes … Continue reading

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Real Learning is a Creative Process

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough … Continue reading

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

“Control of consciousness determines the quality of life. If you are interested in something, you will focus on it, and if you focus attention on anything, it is likely that you will become interested in it. Many of the things we … Continue reading

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Self-Direction is the Key to Mastery

“What you love to do you will do well.” ~Japanese proverb What do Thomas Edison, Vincent Van Gogh, Maya Angelou, Bob Dylan, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John Lennon, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln and Malcolm X have in … Continue reading

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“Anything Can Be Great…”

In this scene Fast Eddie (Paul Newman) is bothered because he was called a born loser. He then describes what the game of pool is like when he’s in a state of flow, optimal focused consciousness… Fast Eddie:  I coulda beat … Continue reading

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