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May 4, 2011

Creativity Confined

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:07 am

“You cannot not create,” so said The Grasshopper this morning.

Each one of us creates every day. We are creators who can’t help but create.

Many of our creations are slight variations on a theme of what we’ve already created. That’s the result of our creativity flowing into previously formed patterns.

Think for a moment of your patented move. (You know you have one). You re-create it for personal and public consumption on a regular basis, even when it’s no longer working for you. That’s when your creativity gets stuck in gear.

It’s not that you’re not creative; it’s more a case of your creativity being confined.

For our atheist readers, think of creativity as the God you don’t believe in. It’s the part of you that gives you ideas and actions that simply can’t flow from a noisy, confined and patterned conscious mind.

Every time you create something new, you are expressing your divinity. Every time you re-create something, you are relying on your patterns.

Re-creation makes up the bulk of our life. That’s quite useful. That means we don’t have to figure out a door knob every time we approach a door. We’ve automated that skill.

It’s when the automation isn’t working that we need to get curious about creativity.

Here’s a prescription for limiting our creativity: Think that our personal database is the only one available to us. That’s like believing that Google is the only search engine.

Did you ever find something online that Google couldn’t produce? That’s not a knock on Google; it does the bulk of our searching. It becomes problematic when we continually use it to search for the thing it can’t find.

That’s when it’s time to get curious about creativity.

Getting access to the creative database begins by knowing it’s always available. And it becomes more available when we quiet the debate that it’s unavailable to us.

Please don’t mistake this for positive thinking. You can affirm “I’m creative” until the cows come home and still have an empty barn. This is more of a positive action. When we take action and find a way to quiet our “know-it-all” mind, we are granted access to the creative database.

Caution: There is a difference between numbing and quieting our mind. Numbing won’t allow us to perceive our surroundings, while quieting gives us a panoramic view.

Bottom line: A quiet mind is the prescription for creativity confined.

 

All the best,

John

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