Studies show that practicing meditation can help enhance focus and creativity. This makes meditation perfect for writers, artists, musicians, or anyone looking to nurture their creative spirit. Here’s a meditation script to boost creativity.
Begin in a comfortable seated position. You can sit down on a cushion, chair, or yoga mat, or you may also lean against the wall. You can also practice this meditation after doing a fun, flowy Vinyasa sequence.
Before meditating, just take in what you can see, hear, smell, or feel. Check in with your sensations. If you’re in your room, take time to observe the color of your walls, the sounds you can hear outside your window, or perhaps the aroma of essential oils.
When you are ready, simply close your eyes. Take a few breaths, breathing in and out slowly but naturally. Simply feel the breath flowing through you.
Then, observe your mind. Instead of resisting or judging any thoughts or distractions, simply acknowledge your thoughts as a product of the playful mind.
Recognize that the mind enjoys jumping to and from a thought, like a rabbit or a monkey. Then, take this as an opportunity to utilize this playfulness and become more creative!
Take a few minutes to just observe the thoughts. Then when you’re ready, prepare yourself a for a bit of creative relaxation.
Start to visualize any place that relaxes you. This can be a forest full of trees, the seaside, a wintry mountain, or really just any place that helps calm you down. Imagine this place as though as you were really there.
Use your imagination to help enhance your experience. What do you see? What do you hear, smell, or smell? Perhaps you can feel the crunch of leaves underneath your feet, or maybe you can smell the damp undergrowth.
Stay here for as long as you like, until you feel that your meditation is complete. Then, when you are ready, let go of any images and sensations. Next, come back to your body and your breath. Finally, open your eyes.
Tuning in with your senses and allowing your imagination to take over is a good first step to enhancing your creativity. Do this meditation as often as you like, and enjoy!