Having more time, and need, for inspiring conversations is undoubtedly one of the positive sides of this collective pause in which we are all in.
Yesterday, I was talking about energy and protection.
How often, driven by the desire to protect our energy or the source energy of a project or organisation, we end up limiting the creative potential of that same energy. For all the right reasons, we get in the way of our own potential.
I was reminded of an episode of “Chef’s table”. A Netflix series telling stories of some of the most celebrated chefs in the world. Jeong Kwang is the protagonist of one episode, but she is not like the others. She has no fancy restaurant. She’s a Buddhist monk working in the kitchen of a monastery in South Korea. Yet, she’s recognised as a fabulous creative chef.
At one point, with the same grace with which she prepares the food, she said to the interviewer:
“Creativity and ego cannot go together.
If you free yourself from the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly.
Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity springs from every moment.
You must not be your own obstacle.”