An act of creation

I have been told by some that I am a creative person. I have been told by some that they themselves are not so creative. I have had both thoughts about myself.

Hmmmmm.

So what exactly does it mean to be creative?

Well, the simplest definition of creative is: having the ability or power to create. Let’s probe a little further. What does it mean to create? Again the simple definition: to cause to exist; to bring into being.

So I put it to you that EVERYONE is creative. Why? Because the simple fact of the matter is everyone has the ability or power to cause SOMETHING to exist; to bring SOMETHING into being. The form of creation may differ, but the ability exists in everyone. To claim that we are not creative is basically self limiting. By putting words to such a sentiment, we are actually denying our own existence. For the very act of living is a constant act of creation. At the very least, every decision we make is creating a new moment in time. Everything beyond that is just a matter of magnitude.

Why am I rambling on about this? Well I have been struggling with the proverbial “writer’s block”.  I make excuses by saying I am not that creative at the moment. But the reality is I am just as creative as I have ever been. I am just setting limits on myself by denying this fact. I have realized that the only way to overcome such obstacles is to simple not consider them obstacles. Instead of saying I have nothing to write, I should simply start writing and see what emerges. So maybe it won’t be specifically what I was aiming for, but it will still be an act of creation.

Wonder what else I will create today….

0 thoughts on “An act of creation

  1. Hi!
    So, in high school, we had this teacher who had us “brainstorm” where we took a general idea, and branched off to other thinking, that branched off to other ideas until it looks like a family tree. From there, you pick a topic to write. Also, there was the version of just start writing words- things that you’re looking at…computer, monitor, carpet, sticky stuff on the carpet, dog, dog eating sticky stuff…oh, funny story to tell!

    Right now, I have enough material from simply reading other’s posts and expanding from that. Keep looking, hopefully other bloggers stories will inspire you. Mark, at the Idiot Speaks, serves as my “Muse”, if you will! I’m reminded of so many topics that I’ve long since forgotten!

    Deep, thought out articles are wonderful. However, don’t be afraid to type up something light. I’m sure there’s some amusing story of your mom/dad from time to time. Although suffering from a horrible disease, people find humor in the awful all the time. (example, Mark and dealing with his injury) It’s a survival mechanism, or so I’m told. It’s also healthy to write about the stress, if you can do it in a funny way, even better. Lord knows we needed humor in our family, when I was growing up.

    On Lisa’s blog earlier (today, I think) I mentioned my mom telling me “When things are bad, you have to learn to laugh. If you don’t get a sense of humor quick, you’re going to be spending a lot of your life crying.”

    It’s a motto I live by…and seriously, just said it to my 7 year old today. “Only you can choose to be happy, so wipe that grim look off your face. Wouldn’t you rather feel happy and smile than continue to frown and be mad? Do you like feeling that way? You still have to do your homework…may as well be happy while doing it.” 🙂

    Keep going, and keep sharing. Maybe do a post of 15-20 things we don’t know about you! It’s fun to read those! Especially if you toss in some “funny-odd-ball-tidbit.”

    For instance, I have an abnormal fear of mosquitoes. Just one, I can relax until that sucker is dead! Camping trips with me are fun!

    Sandi
    http://www.ahhsome.wordpress.com

    • I used to do things like that. Good ideas all. I am not always so serious with my writing lol. Maybe recently yes. I have quite a few light things in here, some rather humorous. And some still a bit deep. You may encounter them if you keep browsing 🙂 I have already begun taking inspiration from others. You included 🙂


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