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Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within (Osho Insights for a New Way of Living)
 
 

Creativity: Unleashing the Forces Within (Osho Insights for a New Way of Living) [Kindle Edition]

Osho
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As Osho points out in the foreward to this book, historically, the creative person has been all but forced to rebel against the society.

But nowadays, the situation has dramatically changed. In today's world, the ability to respond creatively to new challenges is demanded of everybody, from corporate CEOs to "soccer moms." Those whose toolbox for dealing with life includes only what they have learned in the past from their parents and their teachers are at a distinct disadvantage both in their relationships and in their careers. Making a switch from imitative and rule-bound behavior to creative innovation and flexibility requires a profound change in our attitudes about ourselves and our capabilities.

Creativity is a handbook for those who understand the need to bring more creativity, playfulness, and flexibility to their lives. It's a manual for thinking "outside the box"-and learning to live there as well.

About the Author

Osho is one of the best-known and most provocative spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Beginning in the 1970s he captured the attention of young people from the West who wanted to experience meditation and transformation. More than 20 years after his death, the influence of his teachings continues to grow, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 259 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (1 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312205198
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312205195
  • ASIN: B004WPGFPI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #176,337 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Free at last! 8 Oct 2011
Format:Paperback
Osho's philosophy always hits home. By the time I'd finished reading this book, my view of creativity had changed completely. I was both exhilarated and in despair at the insights revealed to me. Exhilarated, because some force - some unknown thing -- inside me found freedom to breathe with every page I read. In despair because, as I realised I had the key to my personal creative freedom in my hand, I knew that the chances of me getting published in the traditional way was even more remote.

This book pulls no punches when it forces you to understand what true creativity is: a fragrance of freedom that blends together both feeling and action into an awareness that translates into a uniquely individual creative expression. I was reminded that each and every one of us comes into this world with a specific destiny; the Divine has a task for us and, whether that task (in my case, writing my novels) is recognised by the collective is less important that whether I love what I do for the sake of doing it.

From now on, I'll never wash the kitchen floor again...I'll be painting an invisible picture with my mop! My enthusiasm for my chosen craft--one in which the odds *against* success are overwhelming--has been restored. And my creative forces have truly been unleashed with the simple wisdom contained in this volume.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE book. Yes, THE book on creativity. 11 July 2008
Format:Paperback
I cannot say enough about this little gem. I have purchased a dozen copies over the years and always keep at least two on hand. One for me (with all my underlines and highlighted text) and one for anyone I meet who wants to learn how let their creative side flow even more.
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
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Osho beautifully talks on the subject of creativity. He uses the technique of relating small stories, that further adds beauty to his talks and helps him get his message across. His teachings are also mixed with some humour, here and there, that makes one want to read more and more. If you want to know what REAL creativity is, read this book. He has explained it brilliantly. The book also has, at the end, four questions that have been addressed to Osho and his answers to them.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book can teach about letting life flow 16 Sep 2011
By TK
Format:Paperback
Buddhists believe that a teacher will appear when the student is ready. This book did just that. It confirmed and built on everything I'd been thinking and feeling lately. The point is that it enforces the need to let things flow and tries to show you how creativity will flow from there on. The brilliant part is that it explains things repeatedly in different contexts so that the material has time to really sink in. I love this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 5 Feb 2010
Format:Paperback
This is the most poignant of Osho's books! It is breath takingly beautiful in its understanding of pure creativity. A must for all inspired by the soul. The words bring me to tears at times- love it!!!!!!
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These are your three dimensions: being, feeling, action. Action contains creativity, all kinds of creativity—music, poetry, painting, sculpture, architecture, science, technology. Feeling contains all that is aesthetic—love, beauty. And being contains meditation, awareness, consciousness. &quote;
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A relaxed person is simply non-obsessive, and the energy starts accumulating within him. He conserves his energy, it is conserved automatically, and then when the moment for action comes his total being flows into it. &quote;
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