Sunday, March 30, 2008

Believe...

Gustav Holst wrote, “What the mind yearns for most is not to know, but to believe.”

the Muse Belief, at left, knows with certainty who she is and what she is capable of accomplishing ...from my blog last april, "We go to her whenever we need a good dose of motivation because she believes in us too." Do you have that deep knowing about yourself? What do YOU believe that is limiting your creativity? Can you be or become the creator that is inside you?

i teach creativity...to people who think they are not creative...or who think they have lost it...it’s not hard to teach someone to be creative...the hardest part is to make them BELIEVE that they already are...

it is a reasonable assumption on my part...for non-believers or those of you who are analytical...exactly one-half of every one's brain is made for creativity...two of the four hemispheres...50% of our brain is specifically wired for creative thought...it's their specialty!!!

most of the people i teach seem to have shut, locked, bolted, padlocked, fastened, barred, or sealed the passageway to the other side of their brains...or that doorway has become temporarily inoperative, impassable, inaccessible, blocked, obstructed, impenetrable, unnavigable...because someone told them they couldn't draw...or sing...or they had two left feet...and it hurt...deeply...because they thought they were doing it...so they built a wall that blocked the door to the other side...and became frustrated in occupations that are socially acceptable, but oftentimes creative nonetheless...

and don't even get me started on what schools teach...they teach students to know the right answer...not to question it's rightness...if you do question...and i know from personal experience...that you are scolded...or graded down...or labeled non-compliant...or sent to see mr. peck (the vice-principal)...i digress...they teach you not...creative thinking!!!! they embrace not...creativity...they desire good test takers...convention, not invention...

for those of us lucky enough to understand that we were born creative...it took a strong will and much perseverance not to loose it by the time you left high school or college...it took even more when the world told you that being a dancer/artist/musician/craftsman was not good enough...a hobby, not a career...or you would always starve!!!

in spite of my well-meaning family and friends...

i  BeLieVe...

as i still do...that it is my life's work...my calling...my gift...

to create
&
do what i love


Tomorrow is our BlogAversary!!!! We are 1 Year Old!!!! Doin' the Happy Dance here...Look for a giveaway!!!! hint: it is something very special...

UPDATE: my loved one seems to be making progress...yesterday he said he was more on the side of living and less on the side of dying...baby steps...thank God!!! baby steps...that is MAJOR!!!! this has been a test of huge proportions...and i have had to face some difficult truths about myself in the process...enabling/co=dependent/fixer that i am...i will soon chronicle my journey into isolation this year...getting to the core of who we are requires we step far outside our individual comfort zone...i have been far out of mine this past few months...please keep praying for us...

4 comments:

Sherry G. said...

Not sure who the loved one is and what the illness is, but wanting to live versus the alternative is SUCH a good step to take! xoxo

Scarlet said...

I'm here doing the happy dance w/ you! ;)

qualcosa di bello said...

BIG BIG BIG hugs to you on your blogoversary!!!!! & thanks for an update on your dear one...you both remain in my daily prayers!

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