john cleese – creativity

1. space – sealing yourself off

2. time – starting and stopping points in order to seal yourself off

1 and 2 creates an oasis by setting boundaries of space and time – now creativity can happen

play is possible when we’re separate from everyday life

time and space no?

3. time – how to use the oasis you’ve created – why do you still need time? – by sticking at it – originality peaks – ..

dancing with the time that it’s not solved causes internal agitation, [in order to get rid of that we usually take a decision – too early – to escape the discomfort of not knowing]

putting in more pondering time

giving your mind as long as possible to come up with something original

4. confidence – true play is experiment – openness to anything, whatever is ok, can’t be playful if you’re frightful that moving in some direction will be wrong,

alan watts – you can’t be spontaneous within reason

while you’re being creative – nothing is wrong

in charge of the dayno?

5. humor – gets us from closed mode to open mode quicker than anything else

often serenity serves pomposity

grazie brainpickings