"Creativity is a mystery religion. An everyday creative person celebrates, honours and lives with mystery." Eric Maisel – The Creativity Book.
When I read the above, the hairs on my neck rose. Shiver ran through my body as if some spirits or ghosts just entered my room. As much as I’m interested in creativity and storytelling, I never imagine myself as a mystery weaver. But then when I look at my writing projects and how I experience my creativity, Maisel is right.
He is right about the human natural instinct to create, which is beyond our logical comprehension. When you observe how a child spends h/her day, you’ll see that a child is naturally creative. H/She might not have many toys around, but they could come up with games playing with a tea towel.
As we grow up into our adulthood, we might think that we lost our creativity. But if we are careful to think about our daily activities, a lot of them require a certain level of creativity for solution. We are never away from this natural born instinct. It is more about if we are aware of it or not.
Being a creative person only means that we place our creativity forefront. We are more aware of it and we use it more often.
So I’m asking everyone to take a moment and step back to observe your own creativity. And when you’re done with it, go back there and participate in this wondrous mystery of ours.