I finished my counseling class a few days ago. Now I have about 2 weeks of reading to do for school. Work, work, work. And the need to focus.
But after that, I will be teaching a workshop on creativity in Heidelberg. Something to look forward to. The workshop will include a game where you have to build a tower out of egg cartons, buckets, and toilet paper rolls. I’ve been collecting all this stuff for a while and I thought to myself: why not try some of my own structures? Out came a bridge, a tower, and even a rounded arch!
I liked playing around with this stuff. It was fun, but it was more than that: I purposely took time for the process, consciously stacking each piece and watching the buildings grow. It gave me a sense of being grounded in the here and now. Not worrying about what I need to do, just doing it. It slows your mind down so that it can process things and come to rest. And then, when your mind had time to wander, you might even have a creative new idea.
Work is important, but so is rest. And by stacking a few egg cartons, I could find some of that, today.