Every one of us is creating …
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are creating with every thought, word, and action.
It’s as natural as breathing and about as hard to stop.
But how much time do we spend re-creating?
Creating thought, action, emotion
that originated with someone else,
or from our own repertoire?
We re-create things we think we know
will work, will look good, will be easy.
We think we’re pretty smart about our re-creating, our copying.
Problem is –
It can be a lie.
It can be lazy.
It can be a waste of good brains, imagination and intuition.
And often, it doesn’t work.
And yet, we often reward re-creating rather than stepping out;
We celebrate how much ‘like’ this or that person one is, or
how close we came to that meeting that
mark of genius of so-and-so’s
Let’s look closer,
when so-and-so or such-and-such got their
first bit of attention …
we were more likely to see them as threats than genius.
And we know that.
And we fear that reaction for ourselves.
So this is the question:
How do we create meaningfully, originally,
if we don’t have the confidence and will to be
Without that confidence, we are less motivated to
see the world around us with our own eyes,
take in information our own way…
process it our own way.
It stops us from mishy-mashing it all up into our own little gestalt
and offering it back to the world for better or worse.
It stops us from manifesting
That is a loss for us and for the world.
We experience that loss by not living true.
The world loses our insights, skills,
questions and answers,
Choreographer Martha Graham expressed it like this:
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