Day 8: CREATIVITY (The July “I Believe…” Challenge)

by Dani Fake Webb on July 8, 2010

(If you’re new to this challenge, take a look at the intro video explaining the concept.
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And click here for the daily categories.)

Today’s Category: Creativity

I believe creativity is a process.
I believe that creativity takes effort.
I believe creativity cannot be forced.
I believe that everyone is creative in their own way.
I believe that “creativity” is a bit of an over-used buzz word in our culture.
I believe creativity requires us to let go of form and structure (left-brain activities) and for this reason can feel threatening to some.
I believe that the American culture does not value right brain creativity as much as left brain approaches.
I believe that creativity is one portal to discovering who we are created to be.
I believe that people who insist they are “not creative” are actually just fearful of letting go of something they are holding on to.
I believe the creative process is messy and non-linear.
I believe creativity is not always fun.
I believe creativity requires surrender.
I believe resistance to creativity is more about control than anything else.
I believe creativity is innately fulfilling.

What do you believe about creativity?

Until next time, may you love  your life today.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Ellen Stoune July 9, 2010 at 2:45 am

I have considered myself an artist my whole life. But I was never any good at any of the traditional mediums like drawing or painting and so I also thought that I wasn’t very creative. At one point in my life, I cursed my artistic bent. I thought that if only I could forget all that “art” nonsense, if I didn’t feel such a desire to create then I could be an accountant or whatever and my life would be perfect. Or at least a lot less complicated! Then I hit a point in my life when being creative would have been easier than trying to breathe with a bag over my head. I got stuck in a dark corner of my mind that simply would not allow for artistic expression and it took a real long time to work through it. However, during that time, some part of my psyche had the good sense to pay attention and sometimes I noticed the most miraculous thing. Creativity doesn’t always mean ART. Sometimes creativity means clever problem solving. Sometimes it means cooking a good and nourishing meal. Creativity in business = money. Creativity will show you the way if you let it.

As I am again following my artistic inspirations in whatever medium I feel like speaking with, I have re-discovered the most precious truth. Creativity is LIFE FORCE. To CREATE is the most sincere expression of gratitude that any human being can offer for the opportunity to, however briefly, walk on this planet wearing skin.

Renae C. July 9, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Catching up after a day off – here is my post on creativity (and on exercise – sort of).

http://is.gd/dltVK

Annie Wolfe July 10, 2010 at 1:30 am

I believe every human is created, and that by design we are all creative. I believe that our every action is creative, no matter what it is. I believe that the most innate and indisputable sign of our creativity is that we are enable to create another human life. We have been created with many specific differences, and the world needs all our of uniqueness. I believe that when we laugh we are creating, and that when we weep we create as well. I believe creativity is either tangible or intangible. I believe that every day that we live, and breathe, and move, and have our being, we are creating a path for ourselves, and perhaps another. I believe as human beings, creativity is inescapable. We live, therefore we create.

Kirk Webb July 10, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Creativity

I believe the children are the future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. (Just seeing if you all are awake.)

Creativity is a natural part of the human experience. It is our daily opportunity to honor and join the Creator in the moment by moment process of creating beauty and compassion.

Annie Wolfe July 11, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky……………

Dani Fake Webb July 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm

“I believe that when we laugh we are creating, and that when we weep we create as well.” I love that Annie!

Dani Fake Webb July 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Kirk, OMG you are such a goof. But that made me laugh.

Kristin Zetterholm July 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm

http://kezetterholm.livejournal.com/4184.html

Man – I swear I miss some of the most obvious, looming details about things – such as “I believe creativity is hard” Totally agree with you there…

Kristin Zetterholm July 13, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Or actually – I guess you said “Creativity is not always fun” …which read in my brain as “Oh, yeah…Creativity is totally difficult sometimes.”

Laura Neff - Life Leadership Coach July 13, 2010 at 12:48 pm

I combined a few posts to catch up, but Creativity is in there!

http://is.gd/dqjzU

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