Where does your creativity come from?

10 Mar

To some this may sound like a deeply spiritual question, to others it may seem like an unnecessarily serious question, to others still an unanswerable question, and to the dogmatic, a very obvious question… I like to think of it as simply a practical question.

If you want to build a house you need to know where you are going to get the materials, in the same way if you are gong to create, you need to find your source of creativity.

(As a note: and not included in these 7 sentences please do not say “I am not creative.” As a human being you have more creativity at your fingertips than you can possibly imagine. You dream & imagine bad events, good happenings, mediocre life and incoherent ramblings every day. You are simply unsure how to harness your creativity.)

I believe that there is a source of creativity living inside every person, a wild uncontrollable river longing to be released.  But here’s the thing this source of creativity is not meant to be confined to the arts.

Cooking, conversation, exercise, emails, relationships, accounting, parenting, travelling, holidays and  household chores;  anything you can think of?  There is instinctively personal and creative way of doing it.

I challenge you to “create” or find a task in life that can’t be done “creatively”. Let me know what it is when you find it…

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2 Responses to “Where does your creativity come from?”

  1. geofftalbot March 10, 2009 at 9:28 am #

    You could sing while you clean it or you could imagine the shapes of all the ass’s that had sat on that seat… you could even write a limerick about it. You could imagine you were painting it instead of cleaning… do circles instead of straights

  2. Amy March 10, 2009 at 8:29 am #

    Sorry Geoff but I can’t see any creativity in cleaning the bog!!

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