1000 Flowers for the Planet - #408 Explore Your Creativity
In this world of machines and appliances to do things for us and ‘save time’ (questionable) we often find ourselves overwhelmed and stressed. Many people say they aren’t the least bit creative, but if you give yourself a chance, the results may surprise you. Next time you’re feeling like everything is crumbling all around you, explore your creativity. Grab a piece of paper and a pencil, find a quiet place to relax and draw. Draw anything. Draw whatever it is you feel is weighing you down. Draw whatever is sitting in front of you. Draw a house and a garden with children playing in it – the picture might look like your kindergarten efforts from decades ago but that doesn’t matter. Enjoy the experience. Have fun and pretend you are just five years old again. No one told you that you couldn’t draw when you were five – so why did you stop?
Drawing is a basic starter. If you have inner desires to try something more daring – go for it! Grab a piece of clay and create something three-dimensional. Buy some paints or pastels and enjoy spreading the colours across a canvas. Take some lessons at your local community centre or adult education campus. Explore. Create. Invent. Discover.
Our creativity centres us, calms us, inspires us, helps us to clarify – all of these things make us see things in a better light and help us to move forward in a positive way. Calm, centred people make a better community and better communities make a better world.