Creative Meditation # 11: 20 Springs

The Creative Meditation is a new project that has grown out of last year’s “Something Beautiful” initiative. It may happen every day or when the spirit moves me.

imageTwo months. I have disappeared into real life for two months thinking about the next chapter of life as I skipped past another year. Focusing on creativity in different places. Looking to experience and contribute not just fill it. Thinking about what I have to say–what is worth hearing and a depth to guide what I decide to do. Mostly I have been changing my perspective by getting up very early–4:45am. starting the day at that hour, I have energy for my life. At the end of the day there is never enough left to make creativity anything more than additional work.At 4:45 am, the world is the domain of a handful. I get to see the beautiful world stretch into the day with slow and gentle grace.

This early morning, I basked in the joy of having the  world to myself–and having it in Spring. The warm and light and the sweet fresh blush of living spring color. The long wait this year has infused the pastels with more intense pigment.

imageSpring will always be my favorite season because life starts again. The world is newborn and stirs long ago and far away memories of wonder and amazement. I now greet spring as my friend, Bonnie, does  summer –as a precious and increasingly rare gift. I have seen more springs than I have left which is why I left the “to do” list today in search of blushing dogwoods and flirtatious azaleas. I found wisteria, ivory dogwood and a lichen dappled bench. These are not finished studies–but they are focused memories of the fleeting beauty of todays’s morning and tomorrow’s promise.


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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