Everything is connected.

The chief aim of the Creative Practice Exercise (CPE) is to illuminate the values, beliefs, implied assumptions, and self-evident truths in the practitioner.

This illumination is key to the idea of freedom as practice and emphasizes the exploration of the practitioner’s relational regime: self to self, self to object, and self to others.

These exercises are about raising self-awareness. They are not magic or shortcuts or fixes. After all, it is a fools errand to fix what is not broken.

The exercises make use of the “common” - things we routinely encounter in daily life. It is the deceptively simple nature of these things that not only makes the exercise challenging but reveals a complexity that is often overlooked: a complexity - not of things - but of self.

There are 10 classes of exercise, each organized around a specific concept. Each exercise involves a combination of practical work, reading and writing, discussion, and reflection.

 
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The FIRST
The already said.

We do not start at the beginning, nor the end, but where we are: the middle.

1.1. The Interesting Song Lyric
1.2. The Companion
1.3. The Lexicon

 

The SECOND
The things I say.

2.1. Narration
2.2. This Will Not Stand
2.2. Signifier and Signified

 

The THIRD
Understanding.

How do you know the things you know?

3.1. PESTIs
3.2. The Sing Along

 

The FOURTH
Objects.

4.1. The Consecrated Touch
4.2. Toe-to-Toe

 

The FIFTH
Ideas.

5.1. I like [that That]
5.2. La Mort
5.2. The Bungled Act

 

The SIXTH
Place.

6.1. Gardening
6.2. The Fertility of the Truly Didactic Act

 

The SEVENTH
Lista de cosas que hacer.

7.1 Shit that Takes Forever
7.2 The Woodpile
7.3. It’s in the Bag

 

The EIGHTH
The letter.

8.1. Notes to Self
8.2. The Map
8.3. Poetry and Prose
8.4. The Apologia
8.5. The Unsent Letter

 

The NINTH
Catharsis.

The risks and rewards of breaking thought.

9.1. The Rainy Day
9.2. A Poet, Naked

 

The TENTH
A creative ecosystem.

My art is my life and my life is my art.
Sounds nice, but what does this mean?

The TENTH - a creative ecosystem - involves the Place where all things originate and where you may always return.

10.1. Touchstone