It's how our world works with or without us. We choose to join in or we watch it float on by. We push against it or we jump on for a terrific ride! We can be adamant and right and so rigid we miss the thrill. We can be amazed and let it wash over us through wonder. We can deny it or we can take it by the hand and experience the range of possibilities.
We have labeled it Creativity and it exists in everything we do.
Creativity doesn't work by itself. It's a ready partner with whom to dance at every moment. It is magical but not elusive. It is as life giving as the air we breathe.
The most fun I ever have is when I am inside my ideas! Making art and film, music and writing, breakfast, lunch AND dinner ... the categories are endless! Gardening, cleaning closets and cupboards, raising children, building a business, traveling, making conversation, dressing myself in the morning, planning a workshop. Creative listening is satisfying and I fill to the brim learning from others' experiences.
Self-expression is the drive behind our creative experience. I believe we were born to do it. When we practice anything, we get better and more comfortable exploring; Anxiety and fear drop away and our creative range of motion expands and becomes more inclusive. We are smarter, we understand more completely, we gain compassion, confidence and courage.
Creating your life is the most delightful experience you undertake! Use whatever metaphor that speaks to you most. The blank canvas has always been a bit intimidating to me. Too much pressure about where to begin. I have liked to imagine my life as already started (even when I was younger). Now my life painting is well on its way. You can think of it as building your life house or collecting and arranging life events on your curio shelves or writing "The Adventures of Me" or planting the seeds of your own glorious garden! Life is a tapestry and a highway and a forest. It is an ocean filled with neon movement. It is a scrumptious bowl of ice cream with any toppings you hunger for. Taste your life. Close your eyes and see it as you would enjoy it most. Life is an Art Party! Hooray!
Time to begin ...