Saturday, May 1, 2010
The Magic Of Creativity
Every creative act is a spark of magic. Every creative act is important. Even if the wheel has already been invented, when you invent it for yourself it is a marvelous work and a wonder. Take joy in your creativity, enjoy it in others and nurture it in yourself. Keep the mind set of: 'how can I make things a little better?'. Believe that you have the power to make decisions that will find that little better. Be willing to recognize when things are not just right. Don't moan over the mores and laws or expenses of development that might keep you from being an instant Thomas Edison. All those things can be dealt with creatively in due time. Just do what you can to keep those ideas coming. Not every idea has to be carried through to completion. But it is a good idea to recognize each idea. The creative self does not like to be ignored. If that goes on too long it will shut down. I keep notebooks to record ideas so that my creative self will continue to give them to me. From time to time I see one of my ideas in dress design, a useful gadget, or story that someone else has also had and been able to bring to fruition. I do not moan. It was a good idea and that it become more public another way than through my efforts still validates my ability to generate ideas. Let your own creativity be the spark of magic to improve your life. Maybe your hobbies can become a career. Maybe something you no longer use can be changed and get a new life. Creativity is the willingness to lovingly craft things in new ways. We all have it. It can be developed and nurtured. It is there for you.