Unlocking Creativity, Ancient Hindu way!

A lot has been said on and about enhancing one's own creativity in many ways. It explores different means of thinking and then producing. Creativity is referred to as the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. Having said all that, today I am sharing some ancient ways of enhancing one’s own creativity to achieve growth.

Creativity essentially means discovery of the underline arrangement not inventing new things.
- Swami Ranganathananda

Nothing is new anyways. We are only re-using everything that has already been here for a long time. Nature has already thought of everything that a human being could possibly can.

  1. Sub-conscious
  2. Un-conscious

Aloneness

Being alone allows us to listen to our inner self where the thought manifests. This should not be confused with depression or loneliness. This is a type of non-logical knowledge that is already within us. Non-logical not because it does not make sense but because we have not figured out logic yet. Aloneness means partial sensory deprivation to listen to the inner self and explore inner resources. It is the source of knowledge that comes through the pre-conscious state of mind.

Inactivity

Daydreaming is a phenomenon, that everyone is familiar with. We drift into an irrational world and the loop goes on. To achieve this, one should be inactive for a certain period of time. Inactivity is a kind of meditation where there is no emotion powering the brain and thoughts. It is a state of a complete blank. There is no task to focus on, no fear, no anxiety, no self piety, no pleasure or displeasure, etc. It's easy to achieve. Just sit down in a quiet place, close your eyes, and do not think about what is going on outside. When the thought comes just be there with them, do not try to make connections. Inactivity will take your brain into irrational worlds.

Gullibility

It means that we should accept things until proved wrong. Over a period of time, we develop a cynical attitude. It is very important for us to be in a gullible state at least temporarily so that we can be in a receptive mode. Today disbelieving has gone too far. We all know that children are creative, it's because they believe.

“For one who has conquered his mind, mind is best of friends; but one who has failed to do so, mind is the greatest enemy.”

Hare Krishna!

Love to declutter the world by making things simple, as they are. Afterall, everything is not a rocket science.