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Creativity in any form, (i.e., music, painting, photography, dance, etc.) is necessary for growth of the human spirit and helps greatly to add meaning to life. This means making creativity a part of everyday life. It is very easy to get caught up in our daily life events that we lose track of this need. Our society is all about the go-go-go mentality, without taking time to just be.
Because a quiet mind provides a strong foundation for opening up our creativity, it is no wonder that many people have not opened up to their creativity, and thus, a part of their life or personality may be lacking in some way.
Individual creativity is achieved by looking within oneself to uncover untapped energy that desperately wants to express itself. The key is to take action yourself, regardless of your natural talents. Talent is not necessary, although with practice most individuals will improve their skills at varying levels. It is all about expressing oneself fully regardless of ability.
Society has placed limitations on what older children and adults view as acceptable behavior and this has stifled the natural creativity that once was in the forefront of our early childhood personalities.
Also, society has placed greater significance on left brain thinking, leaving right brain creativity behind. While right brain thinking is an extremely important process, if it is not balanced with left brain activities, not only will our life force energy remain out of balance but we will never really know our true selves. We rely too much on the messages, products and services that society pushes on us, which means that we are being led by others in directions that serve others most of the time.
Music, Art, Photography, and other forms of expression, created from within ourselves and expressed outwardly through our voice, paint brush, or pictures has the power to heal our inner selves on many levels. And once we uncover the natural healer within us and leave our ego behind, we can help others open up to their creativity and their natural ability to heal themselves too.
What is one small step you can do to make creativity a part of your day?