Creativity, Innovation, Imagination what do these words evoke within you when you hear them spoken? Do you become enlivened and excited about the prospect of engaging in activity that will birth or create something new, or do you shy away from your creativity?
I recently attended the Illuminate Film Festival and happen to hear a good friend of mine, Barnet Bain speak about his new book entitled ” The Book of Doing and Being–Rediscovering Creativity in Life, Love and Work.” Barnet is the producer and director of award winning films such as “What Dreams May Come, Homeless to Harvard and the Celestine Prophecy. Being a producer requires one to tap into their creative energy to develop and manifest such works of art.
In my interview with Barnet we explore the art of creativity and the fine line between “Doing and Being“. As Barnet states “Creativity is a state of mind, it starts with that desire to have impact, and the ownership of that desire is everything.” Barnet’s book supports the reader through practice exercises to assist the reader in getting in touch with their creativity as well as learn how to balance and maintain their creativity.
” The Book of Doing and Being” reminds us of is how we have been conditioned and the wiring of our brains to avoid utilizing and tapping into our creativity energy. “Creativity shatters our conditioning, our unexamined beliefs, and our assumptions, which naturally exposes how much we take for granted”. As Barnet writes this requires us to to break the patterns that have created our structured imagining, that imagination that is part of our conditioning and habituated patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that have become part of our brain chemistry.
If you want to learn more about Barnet Bain and his new book “The Book of Doing and Being” please click the link to be directed to his website. You can also connect with Barnet through Facebook and Twitter by clicking on the links. I trust that this interview will bring our your creativity energy to be channeled into doing good for for the world!!!