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Artists find that Transcendental Meditation develops their heart and mind, so that there is a flow of creativity that unfolds in a balanced, enjoyable way.



The value of Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying for creativity
by Global Good News staff writer
11 January 2011

Jim Shrosbree is an artist from Long Island, New York, USA. He is Associate Professor of the Department of Art at Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, and also Visiting Associate Professor, at the School of Art and Art History (Painting Dept), University of Iowa, in Iowa City.

In a video presentation about his experience of Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying he explains that the practice of Yogic Flying is a simple thing that allows the mind and body to become more coordinated.

‘When I come out I feel really within myself. I feel solid and very aware of what's going on around me. I think it also develops the heart in a very subtle way so that because there's something with artists that has to do with the heart,’ he commented.

‘If the heart isn’t there, if the soul isn’t there in the work, then it's just dead. The integrated part of it is also a balanced part: how being settled within yourself and allowing decisions and the making of things to happen more on their own.

Mr Shrosbree commented that it is the essence of art that is important: ‘It's not the art object, it's not the artifact that's left behind, it's the artist. What's inside the artist—it's what in here, the heart, that counts, not what's out there.

‘So if you're developing that area within you, within your awareness—the pure value of silence of consciousness—and that's growing stronger, more balanced, more healthy; it's affecting your body every day; you're just enjoying life more, and it's a fabulous unfoldment of things moment by moment every day.’

Elaine Arnold, an artist from Long Island, New York, comments in another video presentation that first of all an artist is always very interested in their tools of their art. ‘For me, Transcendental Meditation is the number one tool,’ she said, ‘because without that there isn't the flow of creativity that we need to have on a daily basis.’

Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying ‘remove the boundaries between being able to access the flow of creativity from its source to expressing it in the outer world,’ she said. ‘Any artist wants to be able to have a flow, a continuous flow of creativity, and since I started practising Transcendental Meditation, my experience has been, it has been a continuous flow.’

Lynne Marshall, an artist from Johannesburg, South Africa, who works with Elaine, comments that working together is very exciting as well. ‘One of the other things that we realised from our practice of Transcendental Meditation is that awareness expands: it expands to perceive more opportunities, more possibilities, and to make more connections.’

Because both of them are practising Transcendental Meditation, ‘we have between ourselves more creativity that kind of bounces around between us, and the wholeness that emerges is so much more fun and so much richer.

‘I don’t think that we would be able to do that if we didn’t have the foundation that we have, that we are working from—the field of infinite creativity, which is enlivened every day twice a day from my Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying programme.’


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