Thursday, December 20, 2012
Monday I was listening to a psychologist on TV and was just about to turn the channel when I heard him say that one of the things we can do for our children is to encourage their creativity. It teaches them, as it does for us, to build things up rather than tear them down. Think about how many ways each day creativity plays a part in our life. So many people say, "Oh, I'm not creative." But, we all are. The way we comb our hair, choose our clothes, and solve our problems are all part of our creativity if we are present when we are doing them and not thinking of other things.. Creativity comes in all shapes and forms. It is the journal we keep, the painting we paint, the songs we choose to listen to. It is the action we take to help a friend, the thoughts we have to make the world a better place, the way we volunteer to help others.
So I think it is important that we all acknowledge our own creativity and what a difference celebrating it and allowing others to share in that celebration can make for the world. It is very normal to be critical of our own work and to find that one tiny flaw that keeps us from sharing our writing, our painting, our cooking with friends and family. But if we can model for our children how much fun it is to create something, how it is ok if it is not perfect, and how much joy we give others by sharing the things we create maybe they too will be able to share this part of themselves with others and the world will become a brighter and happier place for everyone.
Ask yourself today, "How can I share my creative self with others?" You don't have to answer your question right away. Be patient and see what answer appears. But ask the question so the answer can come.
" You don't need diamonds to help your light shine brighter and brighter. It comes from knowing who you are, what you love to do and sharing your dreams and yourself with the world. Then it is easy to sparkle."
Ginny Lennox, Certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach
Posted by Ginny at 10:13 AM