Helping hands

OK, review time.  Why is it necessary to cultivate creativity?  Why is innovation important to business and why are there so many manifestos out there about being creative?  The answer is that we need to develop creative perspectives because our world is changing very fast and creativity allows us to see what actually is, as opposed to what we think is, which is clouded by our highly conditioned minds.

And you can use your hands to maintain a creative outlook.  Here are a few practices.

Hand warmth.  You already know that rubbing your palms together can make you warmer on a cold day.  You can also experience that energy anytime.  After briskly rubbing your palms for 30 seconds or so, hold them six inches apart and feel the force between them.  Then hold your palm a few inches from your cheek and experience the warmth.

Accupressure.  Do you know the powerful heal-all point located in the stretch of skin between your thumb and forefinger?  By using your other hand to squeeze here, you can cure a headache and induce overall well being.

Shake shake shake.  Like taking a deep breath, like stretching, shaking out your hands will also clear the mind.  Feeling cramped, confused, overloaded?  Give your hands a good shake, get really loose at the wrist and let your fingers fly.

Feel the power.  Want to know the secret of elegance?  Want to know what makes some people so attractively graceful?  Use the energy that lives at the very tips of your fingers.  Practice the yoga mountain pose, sending your energy out through your fingertips.  It’s a little like having a magic wand.

By using these practices on and off through your day, you take advantage of the support your hands can give to your well-being.  And by returning and returning to your inner power, you steer clear of the petty tyrants and paranoias that keep you from open-minded thinking.  By staying attuned to the quest for what really is, you automatically activate creativity.

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