Rewind 002: 20 July 2019

Welcome to Rewind, the Saturday email digest of this week’s articles on The Reflectionist.

Welcome to Rewind, the Saturday email digest of this week’s articles on The Reflectionist.

The theme this week, as I open each article and dropped the links here for Rewind, seems to be solitude and the nature of the creative experience. It has been on my mind a lot. In fact, it’s always on my mind.

I love it there, in the quiet, on my own, space to think and to make.

Does the material strike a chord with you?

Let me know.

See you next week!

Larry.

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Articles from this past week

Monday - The Closest I’ve Come

A short reflection on the mystical experience of being drawn in and disappearing into nothing.

Tuesday - The Annihilation of Self

I have been contemplating death and what it means for us right now. Here’s what I realised

Wednesday - Stepping Into The Fire & The Realisation of Self

A note on why we must walk straight into and embrace challenges and what happens to us when we do.

Wednesday - Why Creativity Flourishes In Solitude

An article about the importance of solitude for the creative process and our overall mental state.

Thursday - How To Get Comfortable With Discomfort

A personal story about training my boys how to think about themselves and their relationship with challenges

Friday - The 9 Psychological Aspects of Optimal Experience

From the book, Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery & Invention, I’m tsking a close look at what it means to be in an optimal flow state.

Saturday - Have We Lost Our Sense of Community?

As I stood in conversation with the local shopkeeper, I realised that real human connection is in decline. We have sold our souls.