How to Be Creative
Every once in a while you read something you really wish you had written. Perusing Hugh MacLeod’s post on creativity over my morning coffee today, I had that feeling. He touches on many of the boundaries we all face as we try to hone in bringing something original to the proverbial table.
Reminds me of that quote by Marianne Williamson,
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?” Your playing small doesn’t serve the world…”
Creativity in essence is seeing something differently than everyone else does. It’s not shrinking from the voice inside that insists on bringing your unique perspective into the mix. Nothing more, nothing less than yourself. Maybe that’s why it’s such a vulnerable process – because creativity is a glimpse of ourselves without the security of any facade. It’s a look into that inner light that we all tightly guard.