“Artists strive to free this true and spontaneous self in their work. Creativity, meditation are ways of freeing an inner voice.”― Gloria Steinem, Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem
How many times do we hear people say, “Oh, I’m not creative. I can’t paint or write or take photographs or make music”? Those folks fail to grasp the nature of creativity. They also fall into the trap—and it is a trap—of comparing themselves and their “accomplishments” to others. Certainly, creativity can and is those things, it is also the way we negotiate our way throughout our lives. We find creative ways to accomplish things. We find creative ways to show someone that we love them. We find creative ways to express our gratitude to the Universe. Our creativity, no matter how formal, does not come from outside, it comes from inside—from our deepest selves. It does not move from one step to the next. It sometimes appears full-blown in a second. Mostly, it appears one tentative step at a time. However it appears, it does not just represent, it IS our truest self, our finest expression of our souls; and, like a star that suddenly is bright enough for us to see, it is our way of participating in the great Sacred Spirit of All There Is. Namaste
Gentle Thoughts: Stay attuned to your creativity today. You will be surprised at what you see.