In my article about what I learned from 5 months of meditation I mentioned that media influence your view on the world. As I became more and more aware of this, I decided to decrease the amount of media in my life. So the title of this article should have been: 5 things I learned from 5 months without HARDLY ANY media. Forgive me for that. ;-) Here’s the 5 most important things that I learned from this experiment.So how did I start? 1) By not turning on the TV. This was a big step. Though once a week I would watch movies and documentaries that I rented or that friends had lent me. 2) Besides hardly watching any TV, I stopped taking the free newspapers that are handed out at the train stations in Holland. 3) I stopped surfing the web on my mobile phone. 4) I stopped visiting certain websites that were mainly about showing the bad and outrageous things that people do. 5) Before this experiment, I always felt like I had to read all the magazines that I received. Instead, I stopped some of my subscriptions and only kept the ones that really added something. Nowadays I have 2 subscriptions. And I’m thinking of ending 1 of them. 6) I stopped listening to the radio…. But I never listened to the radio anyway, so that was easy. ;-) Which media did I allow? 1) I visited one Dutch news website on a daily basis to keep up with what’s happening around the world. Scanning the headlines and sometimes reading a news article. This would take me about 10 minutes per day. 2) Billboards and all other outdoor advertising media (I tried to turn them off, but I couldn’t ;-) ). So what did I learn from all this after 5 months? 1. The world is not that bad Around the world a lot of bad things are happening. I can’t deny that. But if you put all those bad things in newspapers, TV shows, news programs, magazines and on websites, you start to believe that the world around you is a bad place. I was used to watching the TV news for 20 minutes each day, reading a newspaper for 20 minutes each day and surfing the main news websites for 20 minutes or more each day. This means that I spent at least 1 hour per day trying to keep up with all the stuff that had been happening around the world. Mostly bad stuff. 1 hour per day. I’ve been doing this since I was a child. That’s like brainwashing somebody. Voluntarily. After taking away all the media that I didn’t want to be confronted with anymore I started looking at the world around me. But REALLY looking. It was a pretty friendly world. In no way did it resemble with the negative image that had been growing in my mind. I started talking to people that I had a biased image of through the news. That I feared in some way. Not once was the negative image in my head confirmed by reality. The only trick was to be willing to give people a chance instead of judging them without knowing them. 2. Loads of extra time Besides keeping up with the news, I also used to spend quite some time watching TV. Sometimes up to 2,5 hours per day. I feel a bit ashamed now, but this was the truth. Think of it. On a day like that I would spend 1 hour trying to keep up with the news and 2,5 hours watching TV programs. And what did these 3,5 hours really bring me? Not much. Then I started thinking how I could use that 3,5 hours in a more useful or pleasant way. In a way that would make me feel good. Nowadays I meditate 2 x 20 minutes per day, I read books about Buddhism, personal growth, meditation, I do yoga at least 3 times per week, I go for walks with my girlfriend, I started running again, I talk to my girlfriend ( * smile * no, it’s not that I didn’t do that before this experiment but TV takes away a lot of the conversation), I started taking guitar lessons again… And I was able to do all of this, just by taking away a big part of ‘the media’ in my life. Now, how many hours do you think you can add to your life by reducing the part that media consume? 3. A more positive look Due to less information and news ‘pressure’, due to more time to do the things that I felt had value and due to the feeling of being more in control and really looking at the world around me, I have developed a more positive look at life. Life as it is. It doesn’t mean that I turn my face away from the bad things happening around the world, it just means that I am able to put things in perspective and enjoy things as they are. 4. Experience what you want to experience Instead of switching on the TV ‘just to see what’s on’, my girlfriend and I nowadays talk about what the day was like. Things that happened, stuff we read about, people we met. It’s looking back on experiences and how we dealt with them. What we learnt from them. This adds to the feeling that a day is given to you to go through experiences and learn from them. That is why I now carefully choose the things that I want to experience. For example, last week I performed at a stand-up comedy club in Amsterdam. It wasn't the first time that I performed in my life but I had never done stand-up comedy before. I wanted to experience what it would be like. So I signed up for an open mic night, I prepared 10 minutes of material, invited friends and co-workers to come and see the show and went on stage. It was great. 5. Adding even more hours to the day Now that I was aware of all the things that I could do in a day by decreasing the amount of media, I started looking for other ways to ‘add hours to my day’. So I started getting up early. For instance, nowadays I start my day with 20 minutes of meditation, then I go outside for a half hour run, then I eat my breakfast, take a shower, brush my teeth, put on my clothes, make myself a pot of tea and start working at 8:30 AM. It gives me so much energy to see that I can do so much more in a day then I used to. Just try it and see what it will do for you. Final remark: I’m not saying that media as a whole are a bad thing. I just want to point out what impact media can have on your life. By writing this article I hope to make people more aware of this so more people will start to regain control of (a part of) their life and start creating / doing whatever they think will really add value to their and others' lives.
The story Jack Canfield, the founder and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, tells us why we should plan our day the night before: Because if you plan your day the night before then during your sleep your unconscious and subconscious mind will start working on creative ideas to make your plan happen. Why this story inspired me A great tip that I'm certainly going to put into practice. It also connects with John Cleese's story: creating boundaries of space and time to get into the creativity flow. Well, just think of the time that you sleep as the perfect example of a boundary in space and time. It's 8 hours that you will not be disturbed. Perfect! I just didn't look at sleep this way before. What I hope sharing this story will lead to I hope that people will start to experiment with planning a day ahead, just like I am going to do. Should this work then sleep is a huge opportunity to make the best of the following day and of life.
Steve Martile, a Canadian life coach, shares the basics of changing your life in these 5 videos. To me the most interesting part is about finetuning your life by doing experiments. I can tell by experience that experiments like...
Sinds eergisteren ben ik samen met mijn vriendinnetje een experimentje aan het doen. We hebben namelijk afgesproken om tot en met 26 oktober geen televisie te kijken. Niet dat we zoveel televisie keken. Gemiddeld 1 - 1,5 uur per dag, denk ik. Maar...
This is the first time that I’m actually writing a full article for Fresh Creation. The reason for writing an article is that I think it’s time to take inspiration a step further than just videos. And what better topic to start off with than how to increase your creativity. I wrote down a list that I put together through my own experiences. Let me know what you think of it. 1. Clear your workspace In order to be creative you have to clear your workspace. Give your mind some rest to come up with ideas without constantly being confronted with stuff that you still have to clean up or file. My workspace is a desk in the corner of my living room. Since I realized that loads of stuff was just lying there, I systematically started to get rid of stuff and I started to file the stuff that I hardly used. This way my mind didn’t have to think about the mess around me and creativity could flow. 2. Talk to friends Many times I came up with ideas by just talking to friends about the projects that I was working on. Some of these friends are working in totally different areas than me. But just that is the reason that they are able to look at a problem from a totally different perspective. A fresh look can do miracles for the whole creative process. 3. Find out what makes a project unique If you do projects that are similar, you tend to start working on them in a similar way. This means your work starts to look alike and you get less energy out of it after you finished it. The same happened to me when I was developing concepts for companies that had similar problems, similar goals, similar… . You get the point. I discovered that this made me approach these projects as being similar. The challenge is to discover the differences instead of focusing on similarities. So if you feel like you’re duplicating instead of creating then restart and look for the things that (could) make your project unique. 4. Do less This is one of the things that really boosted my energy and creativity. Instead of wanting to do everything in a day, I made a list of the things that were really important to me. Then I compared that list to the things that I would do during a day: check my emails every hour, check my site statistics, surfing the web for new creations, answering phone calls, answering emails…. It became clear to me that I was wasting a lot of time on stuff that were not on the list of stuff that I wanted to do. After that I started asking myself questions about all these activities. Did I really need to do them? Did I have to do them instantly? Did I have to do them so frequently? Answering all these questions made me reschedule and reorganize all my activities. Now I get a lot more done in one day. And practically all of it is stuff that I want to do in that day. Not stuff that just happens to me as I sit behind my desk. That gives great energy. And more energy leads to more creativity. 5. Do one thing at a time During a workday I won’t turn on my computer or my phone until I am ready to start receiving and making phone calls or writing emails. This gives me time to totally focus on the work that I’m doing. No distractions. I actually have blocks of time scheduled during the day to go through my emails and make phone calls. At first it was really difficult for me to switch off the phone and not check my emails first thing in the morning. It was like a voice inside my head was saying: “Go on. Check your mail! Listen to your voicemails! Check your site statistics!” Now, after a couple of months, it starts to get easier and easier to start doing the things that I want first and then doing the stuff that needs to be done. Doing the creative work instantly in the morning, without being distracted, gives me great joy. I know the list above is not a complete list so if you know of other ways to increase creativity then feel free to leave a comment.
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The amount of money spent on advertising is mind-blowing. How can these advertising expenses be reduced? By making products that matter. That people will start talking about because the reason for buying it is so obvious that you don’t need to shout about it. Here are 10 ways to achieve this.1. Make a product that actually helps people This one seems so obvious, yet it is also one of the most ignored ones. Certain products have been out there so long that nobody even questions why they are there. Clothes. People need them to be warm. But why do we feel the urge to buy different shoes every time a new collection of Nikes is presented? Advertising and media make us think that we need to dress to the latest fashion. But new clothes don’t really help people. They just give you pleasure for a short time and then you want new ones. Like a drug. But what if there would be a product that would actually really make your life better. Easier. Such a product would not need a big advertising campaign, would it? It would simply stand out. People would talk about it on the internet and the media wouldn’t be able to ignore it either. A product that sells itself by really helping people. So look at the products that you’re making or selling right now. Do they really help people? Or are they just out there to make you and others money? Be honest. Then think about which part you play in this picture. 2. Make a product that serves a real need that people have What’s funny to me is the fact that marketing is often used to CREATE NEEDS. It’s sad, but it’s also funny when you become aware of it. A while back I was watching TV with my girlfriend and a commercial was on about a cream that would take away the wrinkles on your feet. Yes, feet! The commercial said something like: “Does it bug you too that you have wrinkles on your feet? Well, here’s your chance to make this problem go away.” And as the commercial is playing I watch my girlfriend as she looks down at her feet to see if she has wrinkles there. She didn’t even know she had wrinkles on her feet until the commercial pointed it out to her. That’s creating needs. First create a problem and then offer a solution. Without the ads there wouldn’t be a problem. That’s not helping people, that’s using them to make money. So first think of which actual needs people have and how you could help them to fulfil these needs. 3. Make a product that people can easily understand If it takes you a long time to explain how your product works or which problem it would solve then there are two things you can do: redesign your product and/or reconsider the problem you were solving. If your product is not easy to understand you will have to spend a lot of money on advertising to get the message out there and even then the results could be disappointing. So keep it simple. Why does your product exist and what does it do? 4. Make a product that’s not an old product with a new flavour or brand When a new version of an existing car model is introduced, a lot of times you can barely see the difference between the new and the old version. The design, the interior and the engine have been tweaked a bit, some new features have been added and that’s it. But at the same time huge ads of this car appear in magazines, you see the car in commercials on TV, commercials on the radio, a full feature campaign website, guerrilla marketing events…. All this money is spent to give people the feeling that they really should get their hands on this latest, fantastic model. But if the car company would be honest it would say in their ads: “Pretty much the same as the last one.” 5. Make a product that lasts Basically because companies want to continue to sell stuff, they are tempted to make stuff that doesn’t last. Because the quicker something breaks down, the quicker you’ll buy something to replace it. For instance mobile phones, I have been told that some parts of mobile phones are made in such a way that they last for about 2 years if you use it heavily. 2 years! The reason they do this is because teenagers will replace their mobile phone with a new one within 2 years anyway. And why do they want to buy a new one within 2 years? Advertising makes them think they’re missing out on something if they don’t. This results in peer pressure. If you don’t own the latest model, you’re not cool. But what if products would just keep on working and would only be replaced if they’d really add something significant? A product with a quote like: “Buy one for life.” Are they out there? 6. Make a product that you can recycle This is something that is getting more and more attention. The reasons why are clear. If you can recycle a product the earth doesn’t get damaged and people get to live longer in a healthy environment. Living in a healthy environment is a need that people have. So live up to it. Don’t see it as something extra that you could do. It’s something that needs to be done if you care. Loads of media are paying attention to green products so instead of paying for expensive ads you could create awareness for your product by simply informing the media about it. 7. Show you care On the web, people are talking about practically all products and about the companies that make them. Make sure you listen to what they’re saying and also respond to them. Quickly, accurately and honestly. You will get great feedback and if you really solve the problems that these people have you will create an even bigger fanbase along the way. More people will start to talk about your products and this could create such a buzz that it could become your main way of advertising: Listening and talking to your customers. Showing you care. Where’s 8, 9 and 10? Normally lists consist of 5 or 10 items. This makes the list sound important. It’s one of the tricks that advertising (and even religion (10 commandments)) use to get your attention. So maybe it would have been better if I had added 3 more. Instead I’m asking you to make the list longer by leaving a comment about other ways to get your product noticed without using advertising. Final remark I’m not an expert in advertising or product design. The list above is just an overview of what seemed obvious to me. With this list I hope to make people and companies aware of the huge amounts of money and time that we waste on stuff that doesn’t matter and doesn’t make us happy. So why not use your money and energy for something good?
Gisteren heb ik de presentatie over conflicten bijgewoond van Frank van Rooy en Edward Stronach Hardy. Deze werd gegeven bij OndernemersRijk in Den Bosch. Hoogtepunten uit de presentatie vond ik de titel van bovenstaand lijstje... En onderstaande video die laat zien hoe...
Here's a list of 100 things I changed in the period of 1 year. Well, some things may be 14 months ago but I hope you can forgive me for that... ;-) Some things in the list are very practical changes others are changes that took place 'on the inside'. I was actually surprised about the amount of changes. It's a nice way for me to look back at 2008 and I hope it will be of help to you too.1. Running 3 times per week 2. Not being focused on the result but on enjoying the doing itself 3. Living life in line with my beliefs 4. Started meditating twice a day 5. Spending more time with my family 6. Focusing Fresh Creation on what I am really interested in 7. Talking about feelings in an open way 8. Spotting the connection between complete strangers and myself 9. Doing less 10. Selling my car 11. Buying a good bicycle 12. Buying a good office chair 13. Buying a good pillow 14. Changing the height of my desk 15. Buying a Wacom tablet instead of using a mouse 16. Started enjoying doing the dishes 17. Reading more books on spiritual matters, personal development, science and matters of the mind 18. Started looking for ways to help others 19. Started really listening to the lyrics of music 20. Accepting less plastic bags when shopping 21. When making a purchase I now ask myself: "Do I really need this?" 22. When making a purchase I now ask myself: "Do I really need to buy this new or can I also buy it secondhand?" 23. Trying not to judge people 24. Making love to my girlfriend while not being focused on (me and/or her) having an orgasm 25. Started really listening to people 26. Buying energy-efficient light bulbs 27. Doing the dishes only twice per week 28. Buying proper running gear 29. Giving more money to homeless people 30. Trying not to let my pain do the talking when confronted with a frustrating situation 31. Watching less TV 32. Turning off the TV if nothing is on 33. Watching movies and documentaries that broaden my mind 34. Being open to life 35. Being open to letting my body heal itself 36. Taking my time when sitting on the toilet 37. Taking my time when cleaning up the table 38. Taking my time when brushing my teeth 39. Trying to see it as okay when problems arise 40. Trying to write songs by just completely focusing on that one activity, without thought 41. Stopped watching porn 42. Giving gifts without any particular reason 43. Giving more compliments to people 44. Stopped reading free newspapers 45. Stopped car magazine subscription 46. Taking more long walks 47. Redirecting all my mail accounts to Gmail 48. Making more time to talk to my girlfriend 49. Going to the doctor if something doesn't feel right 50. Getting rid of all the stuff in my house that I didn't need (a lot!) 51. Organizing the rest of my stuff in a way that brings peace 52. Making a scedual and adding to my agenda when to clean the apartment 53. Cleaning up my YouTube channel subcriptions 54. Cleaning up my RSS-feeds 55. Each year making a list of things that I'm going to work on 56. Giving away clothes that I didn't wear 57. Drinking less coffee 58. Drinking more tea 59. Drinking no alcohol 60. Eating less meat 61. Trying to experience each situation as something from which I can learn 62. Trying to let go of all the rules that I made up myself and which don't bring joy 63. Trying to stay focused 64. Eating a lot of fruit 65. Being thankful for all the good that comes my way (even if it's small things) 66. Showing my thankfulness 67. Making time to rest 68. Celebrating small things 69. Sharing ideas and knowledge 70. Trying to use my knowledge/talents to help others 71. Trying to live in the now 72. Accepting gifts without the thought of feeling obliged to give something back 73. Putting piles in boxes 74. Becoming aware that I don't know what others are thinking 75. Becoming aware that I can't control what others are thinking 76. Trying to look at a situation from the point of view of the other 77. Became aware that adults are just kids that turned older 78. Stopped trying to be special 79. Helping others become aware of opportunities 80. Started using positive thinking to create a new version of myself 81. Trying to do one thing at a time 82. Trying to check my email only twice per day 83. Stopped working in the evening 84. Giving away DVD's that I didn't watch 85. Using a small black book (Moleskin) to write down activities that I have to do which are not time-specific 86. Writing down time-specific activities in my agenda 87. Doing activities that take less than 2 minutes instantly 88. Decided to start learning Spanish (not started yet because classes were full) 89. Trying to be open about the 'life experiments' that I'm doing 90. Became aware that I need very little money to live 91. Became aware that a lot of people see a busy life as the right way to live 92. Started doubting if that (91) is true. 93. Telling my girlfriend how wonderful she is (words like that were never easy for me, but I'm starting to get the hang of it now ;-) ) 94. Stopped defining myself as being this or being that (when you define yourself or someone else as being this or being that you create a fixed image of yourself or that person in your mind, if you let go of this habit anything is possible, anyone can be(come) anything) 95. Started thinking of 'seeing a psychologist' as simply caring about my mental health 96. Sold both the Play Station and the Wii 97. Became aware that you can only experience love by giving 98. Started noticing situations which caused stress 99. Started to realize that stress is based on thoughts 100. Became aware of the difference between thoughts and reality
. There are a lot pretty cool people interviewed over at the Submarine Channel. One of my favorites is Miranda July. She was responsible for and also starred in Me and you and everyone we know. She talks about her art, that mostly exists out of pictures made by people she gave an assignment. Assignments like: photograph strangers holding hands, make an encouraging banner. Great stuff.
A lot of people think you need talent to excel at something. According to this video talent is 10.000 hours of work and some luck. So basically what you need is luck. Mmmm.... Don't know if that motivates me to work hard (for 10.000 hours). (thanks to Piet!)
Eergisteren heb ik deze presentatie van Nick Campbell gekeken. Een boeiend verhaal over de mogelijkheden die de digitale creatieven nu hebben. Maar dat juist die mogelijkheden sommigen tot stilstand brengen. Want iedereen kan tegenwoordig fotograferen, een video schieten, een boek schrijven, een...
In this video David Allenshows us his desk and the way he organizes his work. I highly recommend listening to his Getting Things Done audio-book. It's very easy to listen to (I did it while traveling by train) and a great guide to get organized and do so much more in less time. Being organized also makes you think less about 'stuff that doesn't matter' so you have more time to create whatever you want and you'll be more creative because your mind is more quiet.
Ann Gadd, author of What Went Wrong with Mr Right, talks about faith and living in the moment. Ann says let go of the guilt of the past, shift out of the fear of the future and simply be.
Creative people often suffer from depression due to creativity blocks. Here's an interview on this topic with Eric Maisel, who wrote The Van Gogh Blues - The Creative Person's Path Through Depression.
After visiting watchthetitles.com you can only conclude that creating titles for a movie is like making a work of art. You can watch over a hundred titles online and go deeper into the makings of by checking the interviews like this one with Jamie Caliri. He talks about finding the beat of the movie and respecting the opening scene. Alternate title Actually a graduation project and not an official trailer. This is Jurjen Versteegs take on what the opening sequence for Into The Wild should have been.
Bruce Heavin is one of the founders of lynda.com. In this video he shares his '10 things I know to be true'. Some great reminders and quotes. "The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
Are you putting into practice what you think is just? The Paul Newman video inspired me to ask you this question. I think it's an important question to ask yourself. It's asking yourself if you are putting your image of what the world should be like into practice. Are you helping making this world a better place? In your job, in your relationship, among friends, when talking to strangers, considering your buying habits, your way of nurturing your body.... Here's my answer to this question. Be honest and tell me yours after reading it.What is being just? To me 'being just' is doing things the way that feels right. It's something that you sense. It's responding in a way that helps both you and the other people involved. Though they may not see it as 'helping' at first. It's acting in a way that makes you feel good about yourself. It's something that generates energy. When you're being just you can feel it. Am I putting into practice what I think is just? An example. Personally I'm trying to put into practice what I believe is just. Every day is a lesson with new experiences. It's not always easy. But I take each encounter, each situation as something I can learn from. For example, not long ago I was in a shoeshop and the man behind the counter was really rude as I walked up to him to pay for some shoes that I wanted to buy. I'm not going to describe in detail what he did but it was really out of line. As this happened I immediately felt the anger grow inside of me. But I realized that the anger was growing and I knew that if you let pain be the source of your words then you will add pain to both yourself and the other person. So instead of 'telling him the truth' I asked him why he was being so rude. He denied having treated me this way. This made it even more difficult for me to not let the pain do the talking and I said "So you're not going to apologize?" The man replied "For what?" It was obvious that this conversation was going nowhere. So I paid him and left the shop. When I got outside I realized that he had just charged me 10 euro more than he should have. So I walked back into the store and the man immediately got very nervous as he saw me coming in again. I said to him: "You charged me too much money." He admitted the mistake and started to arrange for me to get my money back. I saw how nervous he was while doing this and said to him "What just happened before I left was nothing personal, you know?" The man answered "Yes, I know." I said "I just couldn't understand why you were acting that way." The man stayed quiet now. Gave me the 10 euro and as I started walking towards the exit he said "Sorry about before." I said "It's okay." and walked out of the store. So what's so just about this? What is so just about this? Well, I felt amazing after this happened. A lot of what I believe in was put into practice during just one encounter with someone acting in a rude way. The man offered me a chance to put a lot of my beliefs into practice. This doesn't happen often. 1. Thoughts are not reality -> Though I perceived the man as rude, the man himself was not rude. That man was someone ACTING rude. There's a big difference. At first I got angry because I believed the man was rude. Then I remembered that thoughts are not reality. This made me realize the difference between my thoughts and reality. 2. Focus is important -> Right there I could have lost my temper and start to yell at the man. Instead I managed to stay focused on my beliefs at that point. 3. People are good -> In the end the man said sorry. This was a beautiful moment for me. It proved my belief in the good in people. Besides that it also made clear that the man did start to think about his own behaviour before I returned to the store for my money. 4. Each action counts -> Even if I hadn't returned to the store, the man still would've reconsidered his behaviour. Each action counts. Each small action can lead to something big. 5. Mistakes are good -> Each time you or someone else makes a mistake, that mistake creates a chance to learn. In this case for the man to reconsider his behaviour and for me to put my beliefs into practice. 6. Listen to your body -> As the man was acting rude I immediately felt a pain grow inside of me. This was the anger. I listened to the pain and decided not to let it grow. My body indicated that I was putting energy in thoughts that were untrue by making me sense pain. Because of that I could recognize what I was doing. 7. Helping others is what counts -> After the whole incident I felt amazing. I was constantly smiling. It had made me see that helping people IS what counts. Don't get angry at what is. Just be there and try to help. 8. Be honest -> I could've walked out of the shop without asking the man about his behaviour. But then I wouldn't have been honest to the man or myself. By being honest you take away regrets and 'stuff that you have to think about'. It keeps your mind clear. So does this make me just? No. In this situation I felt good about the way I acted. But I can tell you many examples of situations where I acted against my beliefs. But to be able to recognize your beliefs you first have to know what you believe in. That's a step. Once you know what you believe in you start to recognize situations that conflict with your beliefs. This is where it gets interesting. The more you recognize situations where you acted against your beliefs, the more likely you are to start acting according to your beliefs the next time a similar situation occurs. This way you slowly start to live according to your beliefs. It's a long and difficult process. Personally I started to recognize my beliefs about a year ago. So that makes me a beginner. But if this is the beginning then I can't wait for what's coming. I realize now that life is one big experiment. Are YOU putting into practice what you think is just? Now it's your turn to answer this question. Are you putting into practice what you think is just? I'm really curious what your experiences are and how you are trying to live your life in a way that suits your beliefs. Feel free to leave a comment.
How do you get the most out of a day? That seems to be the main question during this get-together with: Leo Babauta (Zen Habits), Tim Ferris (Four Hour Workweek), Susan O'Connell (San Francisco Zen Center). (thanks to Robin)
You can boost creativity with side-to-side eye movement. People who watched a target moving side-to-side for 30 seconds have been tested as producing significantly more ideas when immediately given a creative task. So press play and see what happens. ;-)
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