Creativity

Being Creative in a Mad World: Looking

To be creative you must pay attention to the world around you. Creativity is born out of an interest in life and other people. Turn your gaze outward. Search out the telling detail, ready for the moment the mask drops and the truth is revealed. People watching is a favourite inspiration, but sometimes depressing. You… Continue reading Being Creative in a Mad World: Looking

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Being Creative in a Mad World: Rebelling

True creativity happens right on the edge of rebellion, on the edge of chaos. This is where life functions at its best: at a point of dynamic equilibrium. Always changing, always transforming into something else. It is impossible to be alive and avoid transformation. Life always seeks to renew and expand, spread out and master… Continue reading Being Creative in a Mad World: Rebelling

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Being Creative in a Mad World: Acting

To be creative you must act. Creativity is meaningless if it isn’t acted upon and made real. If you do nothing, you’ve got nothing. You become what you do. In the face of the immensity of the universe and overwhelmed by your own smallness, it’s easy to believe you are insignificant. You work to create… Continue reading Being Creative in a Mad World: Acting

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Being Creative in a Mad World: Encountering

Encountering means confronting life and yourself. This isn’t an aggressive confrontation with lots of bared teeth and frowning. It is non-demanding – more like an embrace. But not clinging, not a death grip. It’s about giving your creativity space to breathe, holding it in your mind and letting it be. You do without doing. In… Continue reading Being Creative in a Mad World: Encountering