Artists allow themselves to fall deeply into the artistic process. Time seems to stand still and self-expression takes over. This kind of involvement allows their innermost thoughts and feelings to find an outlet. Engrossing themselves deeply in the artistic process helps artists to slow down, and that allows creativity to flourish. In fact, hurrying or trying to force things actually causes your mind to go into a state of chaos. Since creativity is dampened when senses are cluttered, solitude and simplicity are also vital to the artistic process.

All true artists, whether they know it or not,
create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.

~ Eckart Tolle

Actors know that in order to perform at their highest level, they must learn how to allow their emotions to flow freely throughout their dialogue and physical movements. Even when they aren’t speaking, they keep their movement fluid. In fact, all artists must learn to allow their emotions to flow freely. If they restrict their emotional flow, they limit the expression of their art. And if they are in a group—a theater cast, a chamber ensemble, a band, an orchestra, a dance ensemble—an individual can hinder the expressive quality of the entire group.

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