“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” – Erich Fromm
The thought for today is CREATIVITY. The human soul’s natural desire is to create. The best thing you can do for your soul is to express this natural desire to create. Are you one of the great many who say “I’m not very creative?” Your life is your creative expression. You create every day with your thoughts and emotions.
When was the last time you had a conscious creativity moment? Are you bound up in comparison and conformity? It is risky to be vulnerable and imperfect engaging in outward creative endeavors. The payoff however is huge! You were born to be creative. So get creative, cook, draw, doodle, paint, scrapbook, take pictures, collage, knit, rebuild an engine, sculpt, dance, decorate, act, sing – it doesn’t matter.
Creativity allows something unpredictable and joyous to express through you.
Buffalo State offers a Master’s Degree in Creativity that’s how important it is! See what one of the students created. Creativity
Today Identify at least five ways in which you express your creativity joyously. Allow something unpredictable and joyous to be expressed through you.
Think About It
How does your personal “inner critic” block your creative process?
Carve out time this week to cultivate your creativity. Make it a priority instead of a luxury. Take a class, join a group of like-spirited people, do something that scares you or you have dreamt of trying.
Major Do: Let go of certainty and dive into your unique expression.
Major Don’t: Stop saying things like “best or worst”, “ahead or behind”, you are uniquely original and therefore not comparable to anyone or anything else.
Words to Live by:
“Why should we use all our creative power? . . . Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money.” -Brenda Ueland
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