Beginnings. . . Creativity
“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.
I’m frightened of old ones.”
Creativity is the lifeblood of liberation.
Creativity is what helps us to see something that does not yet exist and then to bring it into existence; and to see what is already there but in a completely new way.
Can you imagine a new life for yourself? A new future for our planet? Having a creative vision, not bound by fears, is the most important step on the path to transformation.
Creativity comes in endless forms… art, music, dance, yes… but it also might manifest in that beautiful lasagna you’ve been cooking, or in how you work through a complex mathematical equation, or in the moment that you tuck a flower into your daughter’s lunchbox before she takes off for school.
More than anything, creativity is a state of mind that is wide open to all possibilities and ready to dish itself out to the world in giant heaps with a big side of love.
Creativity is actually a practice, a muscle that you can strengthen by exercising it every day in a multitude of ways. In this section of the Liberated Life Project, I’ll share posts to help you stretch that muscle and to fuel your own creative fire.
In the meantime, I invite you to draw inspiration from these folks:
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”
“There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.”
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
photo: by Maia Duerr at the Santa Fe International Folks Art Market, this woman is a member of Gahaya Links, a womens’ arts cooperative in Rwanda