Creativity is a highly valued quality that has fueled the solutions to some of our most pressing problems and sparked wonderful innovations that make our lives more enjoyable and less difficult. Research is demonstrating that mindfulness may enhance creativity through a number of mechanisms of action.
Working memory, an executive function that has been described as our mental scratch pad or internal white board, is positively correlated in the research with mindfulness practice.
Research is indicating that mindfulness and meditation practice is correlated with enhanced attention and concentration. Through practice we can learn to harness this precious resource in service to the greater good.
Cognitive flexibility is an executive function that has been shown to be positively correlated with mindfulness and meditation practice. When we are more flexible, we're better able to nimbly shift and switch gears in response to life's changing demands resulting in greater resilience.