Written on August 8, 2013
When you think of creativity, what comes to mind? Usually, it's something dealing with the arts. We only associate those who can do things that we deem amazing as the ones who are blessed with creative talents. We wouldn't once consider a scientist as the creative type. Nor would we consider a social reformer as one either. Well, both are actually a form of creativity. Creativity isn't dazzling though it can be artistic.
The true meaning of creativity is going against the grain and coming up with an uncommon solution that works. Einstein, can be dubbed as a creative person. He created the theory of relativity. Those who fought during the civil rights like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr, are creative types too. During those times things were done a certain way for over a hundred years. They saw that what was happening wasn't going to uplift the world in any way. So they took to the world as trailblazers and paved a new path of thinking.
When you are the creative type you are going to "ruffle feathers" in people. That definitely comes with the territory because people don't like to change into the unknown. It's scary and it's a chance that it won't work so we stick to our comfort zones in some area of life. It's not to say that all people are like that because if they were than we wouldn't have any change in the world. We seem to forget that what once was new is now old. Meaning that everything has a beginning and an ending.
We must have an imagination to dream up the next big thing. All things start in the mind and it's up to your creativity to bring it to life. A simple idea like a conventional straw to a bendy straw was a creative idea. It might not be as creative as an invention of a blimp. but it changed the straw industry. Now, we have swirly straws and straws with animated characters. So never be scared to dream up something that challenges your own thinking.
It would be rude to hide something amazing from the world because we are always ready for something amazing to happen. There are ways to unlock your creativity if your not sure of your gifts. It's not always going to appear easily to you. I remember a time when I was going through a hard transition in life and I found salvation in writing. It spiraled into quotes and short stories that I share in Expressive Corner. The actual building of this website came to me out of the blue.
I knew I had an interest in the creating of one, but never imagined myself having one. When you are at your creative best, things are fun to do. It's your PASSION and it doesn't feel like work. That is your soul at it's best. Not all creative talents emerge out of struggles. You could be actually doing something creative and not even know it. It's good to meditate and tune out the world.
I'm confident in the belief that if you ask the universe for help it will give it to you. Don't forget that we don't live in this world alone so enlist the help of a friend. Ask them what you are good at doing. They might see things in you that you don't see in yourself. Then. think to yourself about what makes you happy. We aren't all meant to follow the beaten path.
We are meant to follow a path that is true blue to us! If your creativity isn't getting through to some then, oh well. That's not the group that is meant to understand your outlook. You have to mingle with those who get you. Then, take it back to those who don't because eventually they will get it too. I think of inventors and how they come up with ideas then submit them only to be rejected. Soon after or a lot later, someone comes along who like their idea and the world goes crazy for it. Timing is of the essence with everything you do in life.
That's why it is good to know what you are good at. It's much easier to recognize opportunities that are custom made for you. No one else will get what God has in stored for you, I promise. It might take longer because what is planned for you is greater than your imagination. In the mean time and in between time, you should always continue to work on you and build your skills that you were born with. That's why it's natural for some to do things and not for others. We are all gifted to some extent.
Don't get jealous of what others do in life because that is for their path and not yours. The journey through life with creativity is exciting because you amaze yourself. You realize just how powerful it is to be a human. Then again, to have a soul inside of your physical. Let it guide you to your gifts and lead you to happiness. Blessed Be.
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