What is creativity?
Creativity is defined as the ability and power to create. It's characterized by originality, expressiveness and imaginative concepts and ideas. It's a way of thinking.
But - what IS creativity?
It's about rising each and every new day and meeting the world. It's about coming out of the thinking mind and releasing into the body. It's about making space within. It's about strengthening and lengthening. It's about trusting. It's about believing. It's about feeling. It's about connecting. It's about listening and really hearing. It's about finding comfort in discomfort. It's about letting go. It's about stillness and motion. It's about simplicity and complexity. It's about duality. It's about gratitude. It's about grace. It's about 'being' and 'living' and 'seeing'.
It's about truly..madly..deeply trusting the process of personal transformation and the art of becoming.
It's about breathing. On an inhale – we receive inspiration. On the exhale that follows – we release our creations out and into the world.
Everyone has it in them to be creative. It's the soft whisper and gentle push that comes from within. It's the heart's expression of the soul. It's about a child-like spirit. It's about wonder. It's about heartache and it's about joy. It's about beauty. It's about love.
It's a process by which we bring something new into being.
Creativity is a practice. A discipline. An art.
Creativity expresses itself in the process of unfolding. It can manifest itself in writing or in the visual arts - drawing and painting, photography, sculpture. It can be about music or dance. It can be about science. It can be in the way in which we go about our daily tasks of gardening and cooking and cleaning house. It requires nothing other than cultivating the art of mindfulness and presence.
It encompasses everything and all.
The practice of creativity is about the journey inwards. A personal expression of the self. Through the self. To the self.
What is creativity?
It's an expression of you.