For many years I’ve labeled my self a non-creative person, but recently started to reconsidered. Of cause I’m a creative person, and have been all along. My inner voice oppressed this thought and made me denying a important part of me as a person. Every person have a creative mind, more or less and in our own ways.
The brain and mind probably can’t be non-creative. For example, when we sleep the brain build worlds and story’s that can touch us emotionally and be both fun, scary, confusing and just breathtaking. Dreams (night dreams) really fascinate me and how our brain and mind work when we sleep. How the human rational mind can create the most irrational and crazy (sometimes scary) stories were anything (ANYTHING!) can happen. Some dreams are just crazy, but some dreams can spawn great new ideas and be inspirational.
One thing about dreams have stock it self in my head… can we dream about something or someone we’ve never experiences or know exist? My standpoint is, that in order for something to appear in our dreams, we most know of its existence, otherwise how can our head incorporate it into our dreams?
The point being this… we need to get input and inspiration in order for our brain and mind to start a creative process. My head work in this fashion, the more input I aggregate through reading, music, videogames and in general observing the world around me and reflect how it and its inhabitants work, my creativity start to spin. But thats just one part, to gather inspiration.
The next step is for the creative brain to start working. And for me, this can come at any time, mostly when I least except it, and all to often when I’m not allowed or don’t have the time to harvest that creativity. Its hard (if not impossible) to store or save creativity and use it later. When I have a creative moment, I want to act out it immediately, and many other people probably feel the same. One big factor which restrained my creativity was my own head! I locked myself, by denying my true self. To acknowledge my own free mind was the first step to grow creatively.
And when the creative fire been ignited its important to constantly fuel it. The feeling one gets when the mind really work hard is addictive! Like this blog, its a wonderful feeling every time I get a new idea for a post or when I press the Publish button. It makes me just wanna write more, and my mind constantly searching for inspiration, thoughts and ideas for new posts and subject to blog about. But creativity (at least for me) is a up and down period thing. Some weeks I have multiple ideas for new posts, and others I’m almost desperate to come up with something new to write. This is presumably just how creativity works, one can’t order our brains to be creative. Well… to some degree, when we absolutely have to. Those moment probably isn’t going to be our most creative one on the other hand.
Its important to encourage creativity for all humans (and animals =) ). Creativity is a developing process which strengthen our wellbeing and a feeling of accomplishment. Not only can creativity lead to new ideas and thoughts that can aid people around us, but also for our own inner growth. Its needed everywhere, even in areas we generally don’t view as creative. Not to let logic and to rational thoughts stand it the way. Be open minded and search for possibilities.http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4964296663335083307