About Exploring Life: Exploring Life is a gathering place for people interested in how creativity can improve the experience of being alive. We possess an innate desire to live a fulfilling life. We must also struggle through periods of hardship and loss. Creative work flourishes where inner life and the outer world coalesce into experience. A creative person turns into the full force of their own life and works with the opportunities, limitations, vulnerabilities, uncertainties, and mysteries to find meaning, identity, and purpose. These are the frontiers of deep creativity. For more information, read the An Introduction to Exploring Life.
Brian Alger: The author of this site is Brian Alger. He believes that creativity can be improved by learning skills, techniques, and tools that stimulate awareness, engagement, discernment, concentration, insight, and lateral thinking. Brian promotes creativity as a way of being and a creative practice as an ideal way to find purpose, meaning, and value in life. You can read a brief bio to learn more.
Defining Creativity: Creativity means different things to different people. Three articles establish the meaning of creativity used throughout this work: a) Cultivating a Creative Life? b) Deep Creativity; and c) The Nature of Creative Work. Throughout Exploring Life, references to creativity are inclusive of but not limited to artistic experience.
Contact: We are interested in building a community of like-minded individual who share a passion for creative work of any kind. If you would like to suggest a connection or potential collaboration, please contact me.
Articles: To get a sense of the content you will find here, browse an organized list of articles.
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Thanks for being part of this work, and here’s to your creative life!