This time on the CSM Podcast, Michael Kammers and David Nichtern talk about the connection between creativity and compassion, providing perception into balancing artistry with wellbeing.
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Creativity & Compassion // Bodhisattva Christmas
Talking to the identify of the podcast – Creativity, Spirituality & Making a Buck – David Nichtern and Michael Kammers discover how we will steadiness creativity and compassion in our lives. Utilizing the instance of being a band chief—a place acquainted to each of their hearts—they ponder how one can maintain a robust and directed artistic imaginative and prescient (which can contain letting some people go) whereas nonetheless holding all of it in true compassion and serving everybody’s finest curiosity.
“The best way [Trungpa] Rinpoche used to say it’s, ‘We don’t surrender on anybody.’ That’s the Bodhisattva perspective. The Bodhisattva doesn’t discriminate who’s being an excellent individual. It’s not Santa Claus. Everyone will get a present beneath the Christmas Tree of the Bodhisattva.” – David Nichtern
Michael & David speak creativity, dharma, music, Maharaj-ji, & John Coltrane, on David’s View: Creativity & Dharma
Skilled Threshold // Success & Wellbeing (8:01)
As a artistic individual and perfectionist in service of your artwork, how do you compassionately hearth somebody who’s now not helpful to your artistic enterprise? By means of this lens, Michael shares the significance of being sincere but compassionate about upholding the integrity of 1’s skilled threshold. The rule of thumb they land on is a Maharaj-ji based mostly lesson of creating certain if you happen to throw somebody out of your mission, that you simply don’t additionally throw them out of your coronary heart.
“I’m somebody who’s chosen to make a dwelling with my creativity, and that’s been a journey. It contains wellbeing. If I’m efficiently creating one thing that aesthetically reaches a imaginative and prescient, however I can’t maintain my wellbeing or the wellbeing of my neighborhood, that’s now not successful. So channeling that creativity in a means that entails particular person and collective wellbeing, to me, that’s success.” – Michael Kammers
David & Michael provide useful and nuanced views on Conscious Management
Proper Livelihood Portal // Buddhism & Creativity (18:01)
If our security and livelihood is tied up in monetary achieve, how will we maintain a robust and sincere artistic imaginative and prescient with out biasing it in the direction of temporal success? To shut, they talk about the way to make the podcast extra communally partaking, and discover Buddhism’s relationship with creativity.
“Music is its personal expression of well being, creativity is its personal expression of well being and wellbeing.” – Michael Kammers
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