Highly sensitive individuals make up 20 to 30 percent of the population. They “experience things more intensely, and therefore have had more difficulties learning to manage emotions because they become so overwhelmed by them.”
"Creative mindfulness requires that you vanish, your mind hushed, so that your creative thoughts can appear. Open to an ever-deepening silence that is pregnant with your coming creative work.”
> Eric Maisel, PhD.
Actor Gerard Butler admits, “Do I spend a lot of time in my own head judging myself? Absolutely.” …
“Have I ever thought I was a fraud? Maybe 18 hours a day. Do I spend more time damning myself than promoting myself? Absolutely.”
Ada Lovelace talked about her passions for creative imagination and math:
“Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently … It is that which feels & discovers what is, the REAL which we see not, which exists not for our senses.
“Mathematical science shows what is. It is the language of unseen relations between things…”
Making meaning is especially crucial for creative people, and one of the potential consequences of insufficient meaning in our lives and work is depression.
Julie Taymor made a comment about her work: “Whatever it is, I have to really love it…When you approach it that way, you come at it with all your soul and intelligence.”