Most of us crave creativity; it is the juice that tells us we are alive. Without creativity it is only a matter of time before the boredom and then the deadness takes us over and life becomes a grind. When this happens then all manner of problems grow for us until finally we become depressed. And you know what we say about depression – it is anger without the enthusiasm.
Creativity is a feminine force. It is subtle, elusive and mysterious, a force that can creep up on you and have its way with you when you least expect it. And it must be courted and honoured for it is both a master and a servant, so you must learn when to use it and when to let it use you. And it is mostly the latter!
When Einstein was asked what he considered his greatest gift he replied “curiosity”, the willingness to explore his world. Each time I sit down to write I long for the force of creativity, and when it comes it is like a dragon, a dragon that can be ridden into who knows where. Silent and adventurous, fearless and mystical, so other-worldly that it is able to go anywhere to satisfy any curiosity about what is in my universe.
We must give ourselves to creativity. We all have busy lives and can easily fill a day over and over but it is good to spend time every day indulging in some form of creativity. For me, TV doesn’t count but reading, watching great movies, painting, listening to music, gardening, building something or visiting an art exhibition all do. There are many avenues for and of creativity because that is its nature. When we invite creativity in this way it will come and ebb its way into the fabric of our lives and slowly and surely bring back the wonder in every part of our lives, in our relationships and when it does it will leave us sated and breathless as a ravished lover.
Personally I think at least an hour a day should do it.