Can you imagine a world without creativity? Imagine a world without vibrant color, without fusions of flavors, without words that move us, without music that invites us to dance. The world would be flat, dull and lifeless. I can’t imagine it.
Can you imagine a life without creativity? Imagine a life filled with errands, appointments, bills and frustrations. Unfortunately, all too many of us can imagine this life. We get swept up into the flow of everyday urgency and don’t make time for ourselves, much less our creativity.
That just won’t do.
Over the last few years I’ve learned something important about myself: I need creativity in my life. Creating brings me back to center, and allows me to connect to my core and remember who I am. Creating pushes me to keep moving; to see the world in new ways. And creating enables me to connect with others too, when I share the result and spark a response.
I think we all need creativity in our lives, but sometimes we lack the energy. We lack the spark to get us moving. We forget how simple a creative practice can be. We think we need hours of time to take a class, or create a finished work, or it’s just not work the effort.
But creativity doesn’t require all of the overhead we place on it. Creativity happens in small chunks of time, when you’ve created openness in thought. It flows when you’ve nourished yourself with rich material; when you’ve tossed lots of ideas into the mix and let them stew. Creativity happens when you have fuel.
Right now, the Fuel Your Creativity eCourse is free to anyone who wants to take it. This one-week prompt class has short, daily exercises to open you up to creativity in your life. It’s intended to help you see how simple and easy a creative practice can be. I would love to have you join me, and invite your friends to come along.
We don’t want to live in a world without creativity, now do we? It’s time to contribute yours.