Sunday, November 11, 2007
Psychology of creativity
The creative process is itself a source of joy for most people. And with new creative powers we're also better able to solve the little problems that beset us daily.
But the problem is that just a little part of all people enter to creativity.
The first reason that our creative potential is virtually shut down by early schooling. Teachers are the first to admit this.In the first grade the kids have to work all the time. There's no more time for fun, because there's so much they've got to learn. There's another reason why creativity seems to be in short supply: Myths about creativity are deeply fixated in our culture. When it comes to creativity, myths keep most people firmly shorebound. Only artists have creativity and creativity is rare, we're told. Creativity is mysterious and magical and divine, people say It's in your right brain.
But it's not true. We are all naturally creative and we all have something inside of us that is authentically ours, wanting to be expressed. Wheather this "something" is written, sung, painted, spoken, danced or bringing the idea to the world, our creativity is one of the most unique and precious aspects of who we are.
Yet we often feel blocked or stuck around our creative expression. We don't make time for creativity. We tell ourselves it's not important. We let other things get in the way and don't feel justified making creativity a priority in our lives. In this way, we lose touch with our natural creative gifts and also with that core energy that allows us to feel fully alive and connected to ourselves and others.
The basic philosophy at the creative arts is the belief that regular diet of creative self expresion is an important for psychological growth, learn fully trust and gain confident in your creative self.
Making time and room in your life for creativity expression can give your life greater meaning, regain your childlike joy and help you maintain greater flexibility in the face of many challenges.
In conclusion, creativity is just another word for play and playfulness keeps you young at heart, curious and open to life.