HOW TO SEEBE CREATIVEGYM R TA BE NAVIGATE - WINTER 2011 -
NAVIGATETODAY• warmup - touch-contour drawing• warmup - body band• navigate discussion - paradox of emergence• navigate exercise 1 - personal POV• navigate exercise 2 - identifying the unknown• navigate discussion - balance and tension• navigate exercise 3 - tackling the unknown• navigate exercise 4 - top 10 navigating tips
navigate | discussionPARADOX OF EMERGENCEWhat seems conﬂicted or disconnectedat one moment emerges into somethingnew in the next moment.Resistance is a part of moving forward.Flow needs boundaries.ie: baby chick, ﬂower blossom,innovation
navigate | exercise 1DEFINE YOUR PERSONAL POVCreate a personal missionstatement-- what are you about,what drives you, who do you want tobe. This is your lighthouse.Try it on for size.
navigate | exercise 2PERSONIFYING THE UNKNOWN Make a list of 3-5 areas in your life related to uncertaintythat currently give you angst. In one sentence describe whatmakes each one uncomfortable. Pick one. Using LINES- freely express the energy that you feel whenyou think about it. Using colors- freely express the energy that you feel whenyou think about it. Using shapes- freely express the energy that you feel whenyou think about it.
navigate | exercise 3BALANCE AND TENSION
Balance:noun• a state of equilibrium or equipoise; equal distribution of weight, amount, etc.• something used to produce equilibrium; counterpoise.• mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm behavior, judgment, etc.• a state of bodily equilibrium: He lost his balance and fell down the stairs.• the power or ability to decide an outcome by throwing ones strength, inﬂuence, support, or the like, toone side or the other.• (in winemaking) the degree to which all the attributes of a wine are in harmony, with none either tooprominent or deﬁcient.• the act of balancing; comparison as to weight, amount, importance, etc.; estimate.• preponderating weight: The balance of the blame is on your side.• Fine Arts . composition or placement of elements of design, as ﬁgures, forms, or colors, in such amanner as to produce an aesthetically pleasing or harmoniously integrated whole.• Also called balance wheel. Horology . a wheel that oscillates against the tension of a hairspring toregulate the beats of a watch or clock.• Audio . (in a stereophonic sound system) the comparative loudness of two speakers, usually set by acontrol (balance control) on the ampliﬁer or receiver.verb (used with object)• to bring to or hold in equilibrium; poise: to balance a book on ones head.• to arrange, adjust, or proportion the parts of symmetrically.• to be equal or proportionate to: Im always happy when cash on hand balances expected expenses.One side of an equation must balance the other.• to estimate the relative weight or importance of; compare: to balance all the probabilities of asituation.• to serve as a counterpoise to; counterbalance; oﬀset: The advantages more than balance thedisadvantages.
STRUCTURE VS FLOWLEFT BRAIN VS RIGHT BRAINDIVERGENCE VS CONVERGENCEWHAT HAPPENS OUTSIDE VS WHAT HAPPENS INSIDESAFETY VS CHAOSPLANNING VS IMPROVISINGSTILLNESS VS ACTIVITYREFLECTION VS ACTIONLOGIC VS INTUITIONINCUBATING VS BIRTHINGTHINKING VS BEINGKNOWN VS UNKNOWN_____________________ VS ___________________
navigate | exercise 4TACKLING THE UNKNOWNCreate a lens to see the unknown bycreating a personal metaphor (ie:game, wave, beast, cake)Go back to the list in exercise 2, anduse your lens to reframe three itemsfrom something threatening toexciting, painful to energizing.
navigate | discussionTOP TEN NAVIGATING TIPS 1 Have a POV 2 Honor time 3 Build to think 4 Create a map/plan, but plan to improvise 5 Make uncertainty your friend 6 Be aware 7 Respect others 8 Be the beginner 9 Have pure intentions 10 Practice