The key question isn’t “What fosters creativity?”
But it is why in God’s name isn’t everyone creative?
Where was the human potential lost? How was it
crippled? I think therefore a good question might
be why do people not create and innovate? We
have got to abandon that sense of amazement in
the face of creativity, as if it were a miracle if
anybody created anything.
Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled;
to concentrate: to accept conflict and tension;
to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self.
The highest prize we can receive for creative
work is the joy of being creative. Creative
effort spent for any other reason than the
joy of being in that light filled space, love,
god, whatever we want to call it,
is lacking in integrity.
A truly creative person rids him or
herself of all self-imposed limitations.
~Gerald G. Jampolsky~
Creativity is the quality that you bring
to the activity that you are doing. It is
an attitude, an inner approach, how
you look at things. . .Whatsoever you
do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it
lovingly, if your act of doing is not
purely economical, then it is creative.
This post is for anyone who is still doubting their creativity. It’s time to silence the voice that tells you are not creative. Everyone has an artist living inside of them waiting to express her or himself. I’ll leave you with a quote from the artist, Robert Henri:
When the artist is alive in any person…
he becomes an inventive, searching,
daring, self-expressive creature. He
becomes interesting to other people.
He disturbs, upsets, enlightens, and
opens ways for better understanding.