I have been contemplating how aligned Creativity is with juicing the most out of life. Now, whilst the word Creativity for me is energising, exciting, alluring and full of potential, I know that for many others it can feel daunting, distant and difficult. If this is you then please consider using one of the following words: cleverness, resourcefulness, genius, ingenuity, imagination, vision. My fingers and toes are crossed that one of these words might suit you. Please use it any time I mention Creativity from here on out – insert your chosen word instead…
Living Creatively is for all of us, not just the select few who show artistic talent and flair, that is merely one aspect of Creativity. The behaviours and values commonly associated with Creativity (yes, with a capital C!) are openness, curiosity, courage, vulnerability, intuition, trust, growth, discipline, potential and unlimited possibilities… Living our lives through this lens sets us up for expansion that is in easy reach at all times. We all know life can be a roller coaster, a box of chocolates giving us highs, lows, peaks and troughs. I love the idea that once we are ready, Creativity offers us a way back to our best selves, our most expanded, truest versions of who we are at our heart. Creativity invokes our inner phoenix, refreshing and renewing, moving us through our evolutions.
I encourage you to pursue and proactively make Creativity a central theme of your day to day, as an experiment for the next week or so and see whether it brings a favourable difference, impact or change.
Let me know how you get on, I would love to hear from you.