“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong”. Joseph Chilton Pearce
Creativity and imagination are gifts from God and the universe when we are born. It needs to be nurtured and cultivated. It is a stream of thoughts that comes to mind giving perspective and the ability to transform your life. It is stimulated by circumstance and necessity. Developing and growing out of our soul’s understanding of our truths, and staying in a constant state of “now” is what Ernest Holmes in This Thing Called You describes as the eternal mandate of nature. Be constructive or become frustrated is an equal demand. You cannot escape the conclusion that whatever this thing is which is seeking expression through everything, it can find satisfactory outlet only through constructive and life-giving creativeness. So whether your gift is music, poetry, art, writing, blogging, photography it is something you have to do. I am not sure whether we actually pick our gift of creativity or it is something we are born with. It is our responsibility to find what our gift is and to share it with others. We must answer that call and power to do good in this world. We make choices every moment of our daily lives, some conscious some unconscious because we are following our own path no matter where it leads us. We are not perfect. Our culture needs us to make choices that will right the wrongs or injustices in society because we were put here to live together and in harmony. Self expression is the highest pursuit of love. For me living in a state of wonder or capturing Aha! moments that takes us out of proscribed comfort zones creating an environment of intellectual sensibilities that make us laugh, feel a deep sense of purpose and is expansive in scope and imagination. It promotes wellness and heals us to change daily life from existing to a fully engaged and connected style of living that we take ownership and responsibility for. I realized that living a creative life requires allowing myself to be vulnerable and open to rejection. Shutting down, being lulled into a state of inertia and fearing rejection for being my true self has been my choice in the past. But there isn’t any truth to those thoughts and feelings. The miracle is that I am creating a reality of letting go of old thoughts and beliefs that don’t serve me and spreading my wings to take flight. I am not my cancer, heck, I am not even the chick I was yesterday What about you? Are you up for the challenge? Are you willing to lean into your life and become the person you truly are? I see it in the awesome blogs I follow, do you?
Bill Evans – The Creative Process and Self-Teaching
This is how my dad taught me about jazz life and cultivating self-expression. In this short video: Bill talks about how to deal with obstacles, and how to build one’s vocabulary step-by-step.
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