Episode II of The Frangipani Creativite Podcast continues to talk about finding your creativity within you.
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Finding Your Creativity Within You #TFCPodcast Episode 2
We usually think of creativity as something that only certain individuals are gifted with. In fact, we have special expressions for such people. We generally call them brilliant, inspired, or ingenious. Creativity does spring from our deeper being which is brilliant and infinitely intelligent.
It is a mistake to think creativity is something that only certain individuals possess. Creativity is a fundamental aspect of life itself. It is an intrinsic force within each of us and within all of nature. The universe continually expresses itself creatively. Creativity is ceaseless and inexhaustible and an innate part of who and what we are.
Each of us is creating all the time. If we delve into our deeper self, we can open to our infinite being and its unlimited potential. The good news is that we can move into another level of creativity by intentionally choosing to do so.
We have the capacity for infinite creativity.Jackie Gleason
Being creative can improve the day to day quality of life:
- A reduction in your stress, anxiety and mood disturbance
- You will explore new concepts and understand different perspectives, a key quality to problem solving!
- Creativity can teach you so much about yourself and increase your self-awareness as a result
- It doesn’t cost you anything to explore your creative side. So who doesn’t love a freebie?
- It enables you to generate new ideas, ignite new passions and grow!
Transcript of Finding your creativity Part 2
Where are you looking for creativity?
Hello and welcome to Episode 2 of The Frangipani Creative podcast. My apologies for the delay in getting Episode 2 out. It’s been a series of things that have kept me from completing this. I had a severe pain in my right arm, and a poor internet connection and then there were important chores that couldn’t be put off. But I’m here today and let’s get on with it.
Before I go further, thank you for your fantastic response to the prompt of ‘red roses’. We got some great stories, three lovely illustrations and even a crocheted red rose! I will be sharing links and pictures with the hashtag #TFCPodcast and would encourage you to use this hashtag too when you share, so I don’t miss your creations. Thanks once again for your response.
In Episode 1 we talked of the need to desire creativity and how important it is to immerse ourselves daily in creativity and in creative activities in order to find and discover our creativity.
Today, we’re going to continue talking about finding our creativity.
Talking about finding, I recall a story about Mullah Nasaruddin.
A neighbour found Nasaruddin on his hands and knees and said to him, “What are you searching for, Mullah?”
“My key,” he said.
Then both men got on their knees to search.
After a while, the neighbour said, “Where did you lose it?”
“At home,” said Nasaruddin.
“Good Lord! Then why are you searching here?”
“Because it’s brighter here!”
When we are trying to find our creativity, an important question is: Where are we looking? Are we looking at places where we should or are we looking at where we think we should?
Remember, creativity is not found outside of yourself. It is within you.
It’s a powerful force waiting to be discovered, to be exposed, to be used. Your creativity is found in your everyday life. Your experiences. Your struggles. Those ideas that occur to you. That inspiration that comes from within.
Some of you might ask: “What if my creative outlet is not so obvious?”
I’d ask you to spend some time answering these questions:
What gives me meaning?
What brings me joy?
What kind of environments and situations am I naturally drawn to?
What do my friends often remark that I do well?
What do I daydream about?
Some of you might answer these questions by saying:
“Decorating the home.”
“Great organisational skills,”
Well, these are all creative endeavours.
So the thing about finding your creativity is to spend time finding it in the right place and recognizing it.
Rumi says, “You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck.”
So I say, your creativity is within you. Look within.
Now for our two prompts or rather our prompts for this week which are:
The first one is ‘Mom’ because having recently celebrated ‘Mother’s Day.’
The second one is ‘Shampoo bottle’. This comes from Balaka Basu. Thank you.
If you want me to see your creations, send me a message (voice message) here or email me. My email address is: email@example.com. Remember to share your writing or your art or pictures using the hashtag #TFCPodcast and I’ll be sure to comment and share your creations.
Thanks very much and bye for now. Have a great week.