inherent in creativity
issues in creating
issue inherent in creativity
Creation is ultimately making a
thought manifested in the physical world either by creating an
object or an experience. In any creative endeavor, much of one’s
inner creative work is done with and through our mind because mind
is what determines where we place the focus of our attention and
awareness and how strong we hold that focus to create our desired
experience or object.
However, “to create” means to bring into existence something not
previously existing or sufficiently different from the past to be
original. To create means to enter the unknown where you have not
gone before. But mind only knows the past. Mind only knows that
which it has experienced. As such, mind will be of limited use in
any truly creative endeavor no matter what it is. Although the
wisdom of the mind can be of great benefit in a creative endeavor,
it must be used in such a way that it does not interfere with what
you desire to create.
Any truly creative effort is a journey into the unknown. To think
you know what you need to do in a truly creative endeavor is a
deception or illusion of mind that mind uses to
keep itself safe. Creativity is about bringing into existence
something new and previously unseen and not experienced or something
significantly different from the past. As such, mind is of limited
value. Mind is what you think, believe, and remember. If you look
carefully at what mind knows, it only knows what it has experienced
in the past. As such mind will always project the experiences it has
had in the past to recreate the past. Because mind lives in the
past, there are times that mind does not have the minimum set of
past experiences to effectively and totally understand what it
The best mind can do is explore, construct experiments, and discover
what it doesn't know about what you desire to create. Then as you
minimum set of experiences and/or understandings about what
you want to create, the mind can take what it has found to manifest
what you desire. Relying on mind tends to be a "hit and miss"
operation and is only effective when you are very systematic in the
way you explore and construct experiments. No matter how systematic
you are, your mind is prone to going off on what it thinks is the
solution only to find itself diverted and lost.
More often than not, although mind does not know what to fear, it
projects the past and fears the unknown will bring more of the same.
More importantly, with or without fear, mind assumes the unknown
will be like the past and continuous with it. Mind is then often
surprised when the future is different than expected.
There is a much faster way to obtain that minimum set of experiences
to create what you desire and that is to understand and use your intuitive
guidance. Hence, from a
creativity perspective where you are trying to create something
or some experience that you have not previously experienced, at some
time you will have to step out of what you think, believe and
remember. Otherwise, mind becomes the limitation of your own making
to your own creative efforts.
issues in creating (Top)
Consequently, the two issues to
create are: (1) how do you get sufficient amount or supply of energy
to create what you desire when you don’t know how much you will need
and (2) how do you find that path or way through the unknown when
mind is of limited value.
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