What Do You Create?

This post is about creativity. Your input is encouraged.

You can make an empty shell [“If a mind expresses without love, it can make an empty shell.”], but you do not make nothing at all. You can wait, delay, paralyze yourself, reduce your creativity almost to nothing, and even induce a real developmental arrest or regression. But you cannot abolish your creativity. (A Course in Miracles: Complete and Annotated Edition, p. 44)

In the comments, you can answer one or more of the following questions and/or write other thoughts about creativity.

  1. What do you create (e.g., poems, bread, furniture, children, music, laughter, etc.)?
  2. Why do you create?
  3. What do you do, or how do you feel, when you cannot create or express yourself?

7 thoughts on “What Do You Create?

    1. If I remember correctly, Mr. Rogers (of the old children’s show) had several ways to deal with his anger, including banging on his piano and working with clay. I think most of us would go crazy without some outlet for our creativity.

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  1. I express my creativity mainly through writing (especially through poetry). If I don’t feel like writing something original, I might comment on another person’s writing. And if I don’t feel like doing anything, I think my creativity is expressed in dreams.

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  2. I am a creator of poetry, not only because it makes me happy but also because I love language and it allows me to experiment with words and their sounds. These days, I find that writing prose also brings me bliss. When my creativity is flowing like a slow stream I get so frustrated but usually, I remedy this by listening to a storytelling emotional instrumental or reading a piece of writing which inspires me.

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    1. Thanks for your input. I also like to experiment with words. If we only wrote what we already knew how to write, we would not grow as writers. I’ve never had what could be called “writer’s block” because I just write when I feel like it. If I had to write a column for a job, I think I wouldn’t enjoy writing after a while. In high school, I didn’t appreciate being told what to write about, or that I had to write to please an audience of one–the teacher. I prefer to write what I want, when I want.

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      1. I completely agree with your opinion, as I myself although I did do my best to write what I was told, I find that I write better when I choose to loose my mood to the empty canvas that has for so long provided many an opportunity for my growth as a writer. And as for writing to please someone else, I am glad that I left that lane long ago and now follow the path of my own enjoyment

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