Playful Mind

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Green Dragon Books, Feb 1, 2002 - Self-Help - 176 pages
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Some people think that they are not creative. Some recall a teacher or a parent who communicated this message which they embraced as the truth. Others developed the belief they weren t creative by comparing themselves to sisters or brothers who were recognized as creative, or to people whose talents they used as a standard against which they evaluated their own. Other peoples opinions, but most importantly their own, led them to turn off creativity they expressed freely as children. Believing they weren t creative, life lost some of its vitality. What is "creativity?" Playful Mind establishes a starting point that is embellished as the reader continues through the book. It s the ability to imagine, to courageously pursue ideas and goals, and to think and live with a playful mind. Playful Mind is the free spirit within our thinking that loves flexibility and the adventure of exploring new ideas. It s the part of our creative spirit that can surprise and shift our thinking. It s a character we can cultivate and use. Imagine it and give it a name. Invite it to inspire your thinking and your life. Let Playful Mind start you on a journey that will change your life.

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About the author (2002)

Jim Downton is a teacher, author, and artist. Before retiring from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2004, he had taught at the college level for thirty-nine years. At CU, he taught courses in sociology, personal development, and creativity. He also presented workshops for faculty and graduate students on creative teaching. His creative approach to teaching earned him the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, the Student/Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, and the Graduate Teacher Program's "The Best Should Teach Award." Jimas life revolves around the issues of wholeness and creativity, which are ways of cultivating wisdom, inner peace, happiness, and an easier way to live.

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