Episode #5: Knowledge versus wisdom

Take a moment and think about the great teachers that have impacted your life, and you will probably agree that knowledge does not necessarily equate wisdom.

There is a subtle difference between knowledge and wisdom, and in it lies all the difference.

On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring tries to put a finger on this difference so that we can cultivate wisdom in our own lives and seek out wise teachers/mentors.

Episode #4: When to DIY and when to ask for help

These days, with the increasingly tight margins of the economy, we are expected to operate in a lean manner; which translates to doing a lot of stuff peripheral to our craft ourselves.

On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses what we need to consider, beyond the usual measure of money, when asking ourselves: “Should I do this myself or ask for help?”

Episode #3: The intermediate gap

Be wary of the intermediate mindset: where you have acquired a bit of knowledge and begin to think you know better.  This mentality creates a plateau in the learning curve, stopping growth and true creativity.  The expert, just as the beginner, approaches everything with an open mind; confident in what they know, but also always open to learning more.

On this episode of the Contemplative Creative podcast, host David Quiring discusses an obstacle that can present itself in all learning processes: the intermediate gap.  Listen as David expounds on what exactly this is and how to avoid this plateau in the learning curve.

Contemplative Creative – now even more social!

Look over to the sidebar on this page and you may notice something new there: a bird, the letter ‘f’, and a Picasso-esque rectangle-circle-thing.  It’s code for something…

…that something being our new social media presences!  We have added a member to the team who will be helping David run social media so that we can expand from one-way broadcasts to a two-way conversations.

We have set up an Instagram account under the name @contemplativecreative.  Here, we are posting hand-drawn-esque images akin to those already used here on our website, but with inspirational quotes etched on them.  The quotes come from both the podcast itself and other inspirational people we think should be on more people’s radars.

And then there’s the already growing Twitter following that we have been building from the start.  The handle for that one is @ccreativecom…which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but it’s all that was available and also under their 15 character limit.  Once connected, I don’t think you will even notice it.

Links to all these social media hubs can be found on the sidebar  here – over at the right for you desktop users or at the bottom for you mobile folks.

If you’re active on any of these networks, I invite you to follow along and be a part of the Contemplative Creative community with us.  Right now it’s mostly a handful of friends and the inevitable spammers on there, but we’d really like that to change so that we can elevate some meaningful interaction together.

Episode #2: The illusion of simplicity

In artistic work, simplicity does not equate simplistic.  In this episode, David Quiring discusses the unseen effort that goes into masterfully creating art that is deceptively simple.

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