Six Light-hearted Ways to Cultivate Creative Awareness
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Naturalist and author, Henry David Thoreau walked to move energy as a way to open space for creative ideas. The poet, Emerson, said about him that the length of his walk generally would influence the length of his writing, making it more abundant. Thoreau demanded wild nature. No gardens or sidewalks or anything tame. He loved the harmony of being in wilderness. “I have met with but one or two persons in the course of my life who understood the art of Walking,” he wrote. “They who never go to the holy land in their walks, as they pretend, are indeed mere idlers and vagabonds, but they who do go there are saunterers in the good sense, such as I mean,” he wrote in his essay Walking. Getting outside into a forest or by a beach can open up creative spaces in us that we didn’t know existed. See if you can saunter well enough for Thoreau to approve.