Creativity seems to elude us sometimes. What do we do about that? In this episode, I share what I think is the only way to start finding your creativity.
Transcript of How Do I Find My Creativity? Part 1
Lots of people ask me, “How do we find our creativity?” I like to tell the story of Socrates, the famous philosopher.
A young man came to him and said, “How do I find wisdom?” In response, Socrates marched him off to a river, shoved his head under water and held it there. Naturally, the young man was gasping for air. Slowly, Socrates allowed him to come up. When he had gained his composure, Socrates asked him, “What did you desire most when you were immersed under water?” The young man said, “I wanted air.” Socrates nodded and said, “When you want wisdom as much as you wanted air when you were immersed in the water, then you will receive it.”
It’s the same with our creativity. We must have a sincere and intense desire to uncover it. You must make a start. You must immerse yourself in creative activities.
What’s your craft of choice? Writing? Then immerse yourself in it. Write every day. Don’t worry about the quality. Just start writing. Also makes notes when ideas and inspiration strikes you. Read your favourite authors. Let them inspire you. Read and write every day.
Is your craft watercolour painting? Then, naturally I’ll ask you, “Have you got the tools you require? Do you have the paints, the brushes, the right paper? Have you signed on for courses to learn the craft? And most importantly, do you paint every day?”
That’s what you need to do. Immerse yourself in your craft. Immerse yourself in your creativity. Don’t worry about the outcome.
Let’s try something today. I’ll give you a prompt and you write a short piece of fiction, a poem, or paint a picture, whatever way you wish to express yourself based on the prompt. Today’s prompt is : red roses.
So go ahead and be creative. If you want me to see your creation. Send me a message here, or email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s it for today.
See you next week. Have a great week.
Also read this post on The Frangipani Creative website: Finding Your Creativity