Creative Meditation: On Disorientation and Art

You have to lose your moorings to find your moorings.

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Sinan Hussein, “Just a Concert”

Disorientation is simply a state of transition. It is a search for reorientation. It is a bridge.

There are many different ways to explore disorientation, whether it’s by meditating or taking drugs or staying up all night or exercising for long periods. Such perceptions, illusions, hallucinations reorder experience and create the conditions for poiesis (from Ancient Greek: ποίησις), “the activity in which a person brings something into being that did not exist before.”

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Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, co-founder of 100 Word Story, writer, tap dancer, alchemist, contortionist, numbskull, preacher.

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