Creativity makes meaning

 Creativity is an important part of our being in the world. It makes us feel fulfilled and lets us express our unique personality. Yet in everyday life we might find it very difficult to create in the middle of things, under pressure or in the midst of personal upheavals.

 I know how you can create with pleasure. Every day.

 I know what is going on with your creative process, when you don't do anything.

 I know how you can make your creativity happen and show to the world.

 Are you curious enough to give it a try?

You must learn how to create in the middle of things.

You must learn how to create when wars are raging and when your hormones are raging. You must learn how to create even if you hate your country's policies or your own painting style. You must learn how to create even if you are embroiled in a bad marriage or living alone and lonely. You must learn how to create even if you work eight hours a day at a silly job or, sometimes worse, find yourself at hime all day with time on your hands.

If you wait for a better time to create, better than this very moment, if you wait until you feel settled, divinely inspired, perfectly centred, unburdened of your usual worries, or free of your own skin, forget about it. You will still be waiting tomorrow and the next day, wondering why you never managed to begin, wondering how you did such an excellent job of disappointing yourself.

Eric Maisel