Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Participate in Mystery

"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.


KathrynAntyr said...

I find it interesting that so many people would not describe themselves as creative. I am fortunate to be among those can proclaim, "My creativity is infinite" without hesitation or the blink of an eye. Living a creative life is full of mystery and fun. My hope is that my work inspires others to explore and embrace their creativity.

Hybrid J said...

Hi Kathryn,

I appreciate your boldness to have no hesitation claiming to be a creative person. Bravo! And you sure have inspired me. Thank You! :D

KnittingJourneyman said...

Perfect! Just what I have been struggling with myself lately. Having the courage to ADMIT-I am an Artist-capital A-I am a Creative Being and I won't let go.
Thank you. :-)

Hybrid J said...

Good on you Tabitha! I'll give you this - You are an ARTIST (all capital letters) and a CREATIVE BEING (again all capital letters). Enjoy your creativity!!! :)