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What Does Creativity Mean to You?

Recently, two creators in the iCreateDaily Facebook community shared uplifting posts on how daily creativity has transformed their lives. That ...

Life is the Journey

If you’re not loving your life then it may be time to course correct, because life is the journey. If ...
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Roman emperor, Stoic philosopher, 121-180 AD

Stoicism Quotes for Wisdom and Perspective

This article and collection of Stoicism quotes was inspired by a reread (listen to) of a favorite audiobook, The Obstacle ...
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Struggle Quotes to Help You Out of Yours

If you’re struggling, these struggle quotes may help you to the lighter side of bright. Struggle is a part of ...
Personal transformation through creation.

Personal Transformation – Your Greatest Work of Art

Creativity is about so much more than art. Those who engage in creating regularly experience tremendous personal transformation through creation. ...

Creative Branding Ideas for Authors and Artists

If you’re an entrepreneur, you may not like marketing. If you’re an artist or writer, you may not like business, ...
Little ballerinas dancing

There Ain’t Nothing Gonna Steal My Joy – Life Lessons

The ‘Nothing’s Gonna Steal My Joy‘ Dancer A must see if you haven’t yet, this is a most inspiring video ...
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Art Descriptions and Naming Artwork

Naming Artwork can dramatically increase the interest and salability of your artwork. Give your art a story, and that increases ...
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60+ Drawing Prompts to Spark Daily Creativity

Most artists have more ideas than time. But if you’re coming up blank on what to draw today—or any day— ...
Colorful Italian Coastal Homes on a Cliff; image by A Difference of Opinion is not an Argument... Unless We Make it One. He likes green, she prefers gold. She loves coffee, he prefers tea. She likes Prius, he loves his truck. He's fond of sports, she'd rather read. All of these are just a difference of opinion and preferences. None are a reason for dislike. And yet many arguments start there... at differences that are seemingly irreconcilable. The Same Thing - Different Names Researchers, psychologists, philosophers, spiritual leaders and anthropologists have all discovered that all humans have the same basic wants and needs. Beyond survival, we all have the same basic need to love and be loved. A difference of opinion is often a matter of conditioning, indoctrination, and exposure to certain culture. Often, differences are simply preferences. What if we leaned into eagerly learning another's perspective, especially when different from ours? Contrasts Art is about about contrasts and the play of color, shadow and light, and it's the same for life. It is the dark that is the backdrop for the stars. The struggles that make us strong for victory, the despair that makes the joys ever so precious... the storms that remind us of the glory of the sun. Differences paint color on the canvas of life. Play with differences of opinion the way you'd play with colors.~LeAura Alderson, cofounder iCreateDaily.com® Open to Adventure Most people like to travel. What travel does for us is engage our sense of adventure and childlike inquiry as we engage in the discovery of new places, people, and experiences. When we travel and engage new experiences, those are external to us though we then internalize the experiences and hold them as memories. What if we viewed a difference of opinion as an opportunity to travel to a new place within..? To a new place of mind, of thinking.. and way of seeing? "Our challenge is to instill the traveler's mindset into the journey of the day."~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com® What a Difference of Opinion Is Not boringa reason to get angrycause for hatejustification for shunningbad, evil or wrongthreateningan argumentan enemy What would you add to this list of what a difference of opinion is NOT? Let us know and we'll add it here. Positives That a Difference of Opinion Can Be interesting intriguingembracedengagedcolorfulbeautifulinformative and elucidatingcelebratedan opportunity to growexpansivecollaborative What would you add to this list of positive things a difference of opinion is can be? Let us know and we'll add it here. Evolve Our instinctual proclivity to dislike and mistrust those who are different from us is ancient. Whether it's a difference of opinion or a difference of appearance, philosophy, nationality, ,politics and religion, our lizard brain instinct is to run from that which is different and unknown. Huddling against the unknowns used to protect us and our clans. Now it inhibits our growth and development, for inquiry and inquisitiveness is a natural express of the evolution of consciousness. But consciousness at war... that is insecure, closed and fearful will retaliate rather than embrace. Retaliation and shrinking from the unknown is tethered to our ancient genetics for survival. Fend off the Fight or Flight Mode Given the high stress of this fast paced, high tech phase of human existence, it's no wonder that so many today are on auto-pilot defaulting to survival and suspicion mode. The hormones that keep us in stress take on a life of their own and affect us far more than most realize. If you are angry or anxious, fearful or worried, tense and stressed, then chances are your instinctual self has taken over your autonomic nervous system and is keeping you in fight or flight mode. When cortisol is coursing through our blood, our system is inflamed and likely to be easily escalated at the least hint of conflict, irritation or frustration. We don't learn how to control our instincts by not being challenged. Rather, we evolve through challenge and because of it. We grow into our spirituality by subduing our animality. Be the Master We are not our body, we are the consciousness the moves it. Cravings and desires, angers and irritations, fears and worries... all of those arise from our lower selves... our animal nature. Those are the features of our physical operating system. Our role as master owner of this mammalian body, is to control it rather than be controlled by it; to train it and educate it, to care for it and feed it what it needs most. When we lose touch with who's truly in charge of ourselves, our thoughts, feelings and impulses then we've given over management of the higher to the lower. We love our pets, and yes... some certainly do rule the roost and are allowed to for we love them so and affectionately think of that as loving. Perhaps so, but the best way to love ourselves and live in peace and joy is for the master of the house to hold sway and guide the pets that may stray. Be the benevolent ruler of yourself... the master guru to the pupil... the spiritual leader to the congregation... the "horse whisperer" to your own stable of wild horses. Train and reign those babies and together you can travel far. Feature Image of colorful Italian coastal homes on a cliff. Image by Kookay on Pixabay.

A Difference of Opinion is Not an Argument…

…Unless We Make it One. He likes green, she prefers gold. She loves coffee, he prefers tea. She likes Prius, ...
Painted Rock Mandala - Dot Mandala Art. Israeli Artist, Jenny Eshed. #PaintedRockMandala #DotMandalaArt #PaintedRockArt #RockPainting #iCreateDaily

Painted Rock Mandalas – Beautiful Rock Art

A Healing Art and Meditative Process iCreateDaily community member, Jenny Eshed, has blossomed into a wonderful rock artist, amongst other ...

How to Grow Your Blog Traffic

So you started a blog (or plan to)? That’s great! But do you know how to grow your blog? Many ...
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Strategies for Brand Building Includes Passion, Purpose and Presence

Your brand is your presence in the world. When it comes to strategies for brand building, your first consideration is ...

Quotes About Positive Energy and Transformation

Positive Energy Quotes to Help Elevate Your Day Chances are we can all agree that the world could use more ...
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Art from the Heart – to Create is to Love

The creative process is a process of loving… of bringing your love into the world. Our highest creativity comes from ...
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Will Power and Mind Power – What is the Difference?

Which Do You Think is Most Powerful? Will Power or Mind Power? You’re probably well acquainted with Will Power. You ...