This is my yoga desk, which is one of the many things that I can make appear on the empty floor, which makes up my yoga studio. The desk is simply a wodden plate, which I put on top of two speakers; but for me it is better than all other desks I have tested. In this place, I can sit in a medition pose while working, which means that my body is thriving, that my back is straight, and that ideas flow more easily. On top of the desk, you see my favorite, most inspiring item: an empty piece of paper. I think so, because I know that my empty piece of paper is the same empty paper as Mozart used when he wrote his operas, and the same piece of paper as Bach had in front of him when he started to write his Matthew Passion. I think so, because an empty piece of paper is like an empty space: and because true creations only appear into the void.
I want to expand a little bit upon what I said yesterday, about morning strategies, how to use the internet without loosing yourself, etc.
First of all, I want to say that I do think that the Internet is a marvellous invention. In my worldview series, I have introduced the concept of a multi-level Universe, where there may exist so-called super-beings, consisting of many individual beings, etc. And I do think that seeing the status reports and news items shared and discussed collectively online is a little bit like "tuning into the whispers of our collective global mind". And that is a marvellous thing. From that point of view, thinking the thoughts of others is a truly amazing thing. However, doing this unwisely does render the risk of making you an exclusively *reactive node*, in this global neural network. In other words, if all you do is to go online to see what others have done, and then react to that, you are letting them set the agenda, you are letting them set the tone of the conversation, you are letting them pick the subjects. You are then not living life on the highest level: on the creative level.
The morning strategies that I contrasted yesterday, was to either a) start the day by checking what has happened online, or b) first finishing the creation that you felt inspired to do in your morning meditation, and *then* go online. The reason why the latter strategy is so beneficial is that it makes it so much easier to act as a creative being. You then start with yourself, with the tone that comes to you from your own inner inspiration - from your own direct access to the global mind! In deep meditation, as in deep sleep, you reach a point of no thoughts. You reach a place that can be described as a sort of empty space, an empty mental space. And into that space, true inspiration is born. Into that space, the kind of thoughts that are genial appears. The kind of thoughts that finds solutions where everybody else just sees problems. The kind of thoughts that make others revel, and wonder "how on earth did you come up with that?". Into that space, true creations are born. And if you bring thoughts with you out from that space, out into the world, and out into the Internet, you bring a completely new kind of vibration into the mix. A vibration that really can make a difference: also for the global mind, and also for our global and shared problems.
In a way, the differences between a reactive strategy, and creative strategy may seem subtle. After all, they are the same word, except for a "c" that has been placed differently. But that "c" is all the difference. Or, to borrow from Neale Donald Walsch: "when you 'c' things correctly - then you truly see!".
I live my life so that I sleep when I am tired, and wake up when I am no longer tired. In the last few days, this has meant that I have woken up around 2AM, or even earlier. This has the benefit that you can see the sun go up. This is the view from my "yoga office".